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Re: Automate perltidy for PM code?

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Jul 09, 2007 at 17:51 UTC ( #625671=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Automate perltidy for PM code?

I think moron's OP is reasonably argued and well written, so I think it deserves up votes.

On the other hand, I disagree with the necessity or even desirability of enforcing perltidy's standards. Part of this is that I don't like perltidy's defaults; part of it is that the code's physical layout can give clues about the poster's thinking.



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Re^2: Automate perltidy for PM code?
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Jul 09, 2007 at 21:13 UTC

    I'm in this camp as well (well, I've got my own perldityrc that makes things like I liked them (which of course is contrary to the official settings at $work so I've gotta have two different copies so I can actually look at things sanely then broked them before checkin . . . :)). Very good point about the state of the code revealing state of mind; inconsistent indentation or ZOMGWTFBBQ complete lack thereof can point out stuff ("This entire block is outdented . . . maybe it's a pasteo").

    That being said though, I can agree that it'd be a nice-to-have if there were (say) a "Download Tidy'd" link which would save me the trouble of cutting and pasting into a new document and then having the editor run-shell-perltidy over it manually. Less steps == less effort to look into problems == easier to help == more likely to bother actually replying.

    Maybe some enterprising Greasemonkey guru could crank out something that would do something along these lines (not that'd do me any good since I primarily use Safari . . . ).

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