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Re: string-width error?

On Wed, 8 Feb 1995, Peter Stone wrote:

> Thanks for advice for everybody. The width problem was endeed caused
> by string exceeding the build-in Mac OS limit, which was undocumented 
> in the MCL manual.
> Natural-size works fine when the text to be sized contains newlines at 
> the end of each row. But the string I'm sizing is "a very long string 
> without newlines". Its width must be calculated in chunks. Here is the 
> unlimited length version of string-width.

All string-width really does is multiply the length of the string by
the char width.  You can do this yourself rather than using string-width
repeatedly.  (If you are using a variable-width font, either approach will
give increasingly erroneous results and the length of the string increases.)