Opened 14 years ago

#66 new defect

Apropos output too far right

Reported by: gz Owned by: gb
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: IDE Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Apropos seems to vertically align lines at the last colon, which is a nice heuristic for aligning symbols at the package/name boundary, but it doesn't work well for symbols in the NEXTSTEP-FUNCTIONS package, which have embedded colons. Instead, NEXTSTEP-FUNCTIONS symbols end up completely to the left of the centering point. That in and of itself is not a big deal, but the problem is that because these symbols tend to be really long, the whole apropos output ends up much further to the right than is needed or useful.

Test case: (apropos "bitmap")

I think a better heuristic might be to line up at the last colon of the first set of colons.

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