Code beautifiers, anyone?
derek at computinginnovations.com
Thu Aug 24 13:42:07 UTC 2006
For C code I use indent
At 07:58 AM 8/24/2006, Kyrre Nygård wrote:
>I'm looking for the best ways to create a line of code beautification
>(reformatting) scripts -- one for C, one for Ruby, one for Bash and one
>for web development languages like XHTML, XML, CSS, PHP and Ajax. Whether
>as frontline warriors or household maids, they would ensure proper
>indentation, linebreaks, spaces, tabs and so forth.
>Can anybody help me?
>My studies of architectural science has taught me to pay extreme care to
>the correction of details, and I now wish to apply these teachings to all
>my code. I find myself always reformatting whatever my associates give me.
>Not that they're bad programmers, they just care more about the code
>itself rather than its structure, and I dare not argue with that. When
>their code is messy, however, my heart feels messy and I can't get any sleep.
>I wish to be in full control of my code beautifiers. That is, I wish to
>have them as simple and meaningful as possible. Give me an easy Bash over
>a complex Ruby any day.
>There's a lot of messed up tools out there. Companies with flashy websites
>just doing this for the money. So apart from the bullshit, I've managed to
>spot out the Ruby Beautifier and GNU Indent as two worthy code
>beautifiers. However I get the feeling they are more complex than they
>ought to be, and if less is more, my search will have to continue.
>All the best,
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