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print runs fields together

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I think there's a thread about this but I couldn't find it. Sometimes print prints fields with no space between them. If I recall the reason had something to do with tab stops, but whatever the reason, I respectfully suggest that it needs improvement.

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  • dave1707dave1707 Mod
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    @RonJeffries I posted that problem awhile ago and it was tab stops that we’re creating the problem. There should be a way that if there isn’t a space then the next tab stop should be used.

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    yes. i claim with the best respect imaginable, that it's a bug. :)

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    p.s. i hate tabs but do like spaces. tab stops are nice, i suppose, because prints tend to come out columnar, kind of, maybe.

  • dave1707dave1707 Mod
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    You can put things in tab columns if you use the correct fonts.

  • edited June 20 Posts: 644

    i just want to say print x y z and have it readable. i have simple needs. :smile:

  • dave1707dave1707 Mod
    Posts: 8,456

    I’ve had to use ..” “.. between variables to separate them or put them in separate print statements.

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    yes. i claim that's a bug.

  • edited June 21 Posts: 1,752
    @RonJeffries - don't think that's a bug but a feature of filling up tabs to the tab limit, hence losing any space. Kinda like a spreadsheet with fixed length fields. @dave1707 workaround works beautifully and is more flexible.
  • dave1707dave1707 Mod
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    @Bri_G @RonJeffries Here’s another way that might be easier. Try a,””,b

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    i know how to make it work. i can think of no other print function anywhere that jams fields together.

  • SimeonSimeon Admin Mod
    Posts: 5,386

    Definitely a bug, sorry about the problem with print. Need to look into why that behaviour comes about

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    :)

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