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Re^2: Formatting Perl code with Emacs

by karlgoethebier (Curate)
on Nov 07, 2013 at 09:30 UTC ( #1061538=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Formatting Perl code with Emacs
in thread Formatting Perl code with Emacs

"If you have to run shell command from the text editor to format your code, why don't you run another one to save the file?.."

Perhaps a misunderstanding? But it is quite simple:

  • Mark the region that you want to format
  • Apply the described command (Shell command on region: perltidy)
  • Save your stuff

Alternatively you can run perltidy from the commandline. Then you must rename the resulting formatted file and reload the buffer (M-x revert-buffer).

IMHO applying the shell command (perltidy) on a region respectively running perltidy from within emacs is convinient - and the results look good.

Update:

The macro and the binding to F11:

(fset 'perltidy "\C-xh\C-[1\C-[|perltidy\C-m") (global-set-key [f11] 'perltidy)

Run it with F11 or M-x perltidy

Update2:

OK, on a Mac F11 isn't a good idea :-(

(global-set-key [f5] 'perltidy)

Best regards, Karl

P.S.: BTW, i think, many stuff posted on PM is formatted with perltidy, from within emacs or vim. See also

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Re^3: Formatting Perl code with Emacs
by isntvoid (Novice) on Nov 07, 2013 at 10:22 UTC

    Thanks. Perltidy is quite good, but I don't use it in my coding practice, because I prefer to format my code manually with the editor commands at the same time as I type it. TMTOWTDI.

Re^3: Formatting Perl code with Emacs
by LanX (Canon) on Nov 07, 2013 at 14:10 UTC
    It's not that complicated, you can easily bind the whole process to a key!

    Either define and save a macro or search for ready-to-use elisp snippets. There are plenty...

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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