table_rex v2.0.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2018-04-29 // over 2 years ago
  • ๐Ÿ”– Version 2 has no external API breaking changes but we are bumping the major version ๐Ÿ‘€ number as the internal data structure of the %Cell{} struct has changed. See note below.

    ๐Ÿ†• New features:

    • sort! Tables can now have a basic sort function which uses Elixir's term ordering to sort your table rows by a specific column in either ascending or descending order. Please see the README for usage; many thanks to everyone at @elixir-poa for this change.

    • ๐Ÿ†“ you are now free to add your own ANSI color wrappers to text within an inline cell, the extra characters this adds are ignored as part of width calculations and therefore the structure of the table no longer breaks when you do this. Thanks to @geolessel for this change.

    %Cell{} struct change

    Previously Cells only stored the string-coerced version of the data you wanted to insert into the table. This was limiting as it meant we could not sort your tables as type information was lost in that process. It also opens up TableRex to many other features now that we keep the original data.

    The stringified value of a Cell used to be stored at value, it is now stored at rendered_value - with the original being stored at raw_value.

    To migrate:

    • If you are creating Cells, instead of passing value, pass raw_value.
    • If you are using Cells, it's likely you'll want to use Cell.rendered_value which is now what the removed Cell.value used to be.