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Template:Gaps outputs its unnamed arguments in order, applying the margin-left: 0.25em
CSS rule to all but the first, so that there will be gaps of 0.25em between the arguments. The whole output has the white-space: nowrap
rule so that it will not be broken across several lines.
It supports up to twenty unnamed arguments. In addition, it supports the base
and e
arguments which can be used for numbers in exponential notation. The base will be assumed to be 10 unless otherwise specified; a hyphen-minus "-" in the exponent will be automatically substituted by a minus sign "−". It also supports the arguments lhs
and u
for putting left-hand sides and units within the non-breaking span (see examples below).
See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Large numbers and Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Decimal points for information about where to put the gaps in numbers.
Usage
Input | Output |
---|---|
{{gaps|−2.002|319|304|3622(15)}}
| −2.0023193043622(15) |
{{gaps|299|792|458|u=m/s}}
| 299792458 m/s |
{{gaps|lhs=π|3.14159|26535|89793|23846|26433|83279|...}}
| π = 3.141592653589793238462643383279... |
{{gaps|P.|A.|M.}} Dirac
| P.A.M. Dirac |
{{nowrap begin}}{{gaps|sin|2''φ''}} = 2 {{gaps|sin|''φ''}} {{gaps|cos|''φ''}}{{nowrap end}}
| sin2φ = 2 sinφ cosφ |
"She disputed his statement that 'Voltaire never said "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say {{gaps|it."|'|"}}
| "She disputed his statement that 'Voltaire never said "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."'" |
{{gaps|1.602|176|487(40)|e=-19|u=C}}
| 1.602176487(40)×10 ^{−19} C |
64 MB ({{gaps|64|base=2|e=20}} bytes)
| 64 MB (64×2 ^{20} bytes) |
Performance impact
Template:Gaps allows up to 20 parameters, and displays the gaps by setting the left-margin space of each group. The gaps are not actual spaces, so a copy/paste of the text is treated as connected, consecutive text. Template:Gaps is coded with minimal wikitext markup, so equivalent hand-coded markup could not be much shorter. Counting the length of the span-tags, there can be 15,800 instances of 2-part {gaps}, or 9,500 uses of 3-part gaps, or 6,800 with 4-part gaps (etc.), per page. The template uses a minimal expansion depth of only 2 levels (of the if-else nesting limit, such as 40 maximum), and if those 2 levels are exceeded, only the first portion will be shown. Although the text, as displayed, is consecutive as on-screen text, {gaps} for a number cannot be used in a calculation because the internal markup contains the invisible <span> tags which would be invalid text in typical numeric processing.
See also
- {{gapnum}} - format a number to show 3-digit gaps, with decimal gaps of 3 or 4 digits
- {{Val/delimitnum}} - format a number to show commas, but decimal gaps of 3 or 4 digits
- {{convert/gaps}} - convert an amount to show 3-digit gaps, with decimal gaps