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bug#44068: 28.0.50; Faulty uses of tabulated-list-format

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: bug#44068: 28.0.50; Faulty uses of tabulated-list-format
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 00:07:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:51:21 +0000 Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com> wrote:

> Stephen Berman <stephen.berman@gmx.net> writes:
>> It seems to.  I did experiment a bit with the width when I made the
>> patch just for the selected column and thought the length I used there
>> gave the best results, but maybe that was too cautious.  Does this patch
>> give better results (it differs from the previous one only in the
>> lengths checked and used for truncating):
> I think this looks very good, yes.  It works fully as I would expect, at
> least: it seems to always correctly show the sorting indicator and the
> ellipsis.
> (I tested using list-buffers, list-bookmarks, list-packages,
> list-processes, list-dynamic-libraries, org-lint and
> flymake-diagnostics-buffer-mode.)

Thanks for testing.

> Perhaps we could just go over the list above as you did in your first
> patch and make sure that there is enough space for all of these to show
> a sorting indicator without it touching the next column label.

I'll try to do that soon, but feel free to beat me to it ;-)

As an aside, do you think that use of the :right-align :pad-right
properties in timer-list-mode in my first patch is a good change?

>> It might be better to take more width parameters into account, as
>> tabulated-list-print-col does, but that seems rather more complicated
>> and I currently don't have time to pursue it.
> I imagine we can come back to and improve on this later.


>> I wish I had more time for it but at the moment I don't.
> What you have here is already a big improvement, thank you.
> I would recommend to push this to master.

Thanks.  Eli, is that ok with you?

Steve Berman

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