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Re: [Discussion] Side-by-side dump format

From: Jose E. Marchesi
Subject: Re: [Discussion] Side-by-side dump format
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2023 11:49:48 +0200
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> On Tue, Aug 22, 2023 at 3:53 AM Jose E. Marchesi <jemarch@gnu.org> wrote:
>> New version of the prototype with styling of the ASCII part and also
>> line splits that can be configured either passing a :max_line_width
>> argument to `dump' or by setting pk_dump_max_line_width.  Default value
>> is 90 columns.
> Neato! I have tested this and it's awesome. Definitely I can see
> needing to go back in history: maybe it should retain history since
> the last time a value was put in as -1, -2, -3, etc, so you can
> repeatedly go back. The coloured ascii thing is also unexpectedly
> really sweet for my dyslexic habit of mixing up correspondence between
> the hex view and the ascii view in general since it gives extra
> markers to follow rather than having to count.
> Thanks again for your work on this feature.

Since this seems to be useful, I have pushed the support for `dump :val'
to the master branch, along with a little documentation, but no tests as
of yet.

We can use and play with it and progressively evolve it.

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