I'm still developing VarStructor 1.0
, and I'm thinking of adding the ability to display or save-to-file a table with columns containing a list of variables and their values for each iteration of the loop in which VarStructor is called, such as:
Loop_Count = 1 Loop_Count = 2 Loop_Count = 3
$abc = aval1 $abc = aval2 $abc = aval3
$bce = bval1 $bce = bval2 $bce = bval2
This could become difficult to read and navigate for long values, so I'm considering putting long values in some kind of text box with a scroll bar. The text boxes would all be the same size so everything will line up. I could do this with CGI, but I don't know how acceptable that would be for the average programmer.
Other methods I know of require ANSI escape sequences, which XP's command prompt doesn't support, and Curses stuff, which I know nothing about and looks complicated. Both are mentioned here.
Then there's plain old console output with the table formed with nothing but tabs and newlines.
Which method should I use? Does Tie::History already do this easily enough, or is there hope for my module?