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Re: Your Favorite Options for Perltidy

by pboin (Deacon)
on Nov 06, 2005 at 00:52 UTC ( #506047=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Your Favorite Options for Perltidy

TheDamian's book Perl Best Practices has a very good perltidyrc. You need this book. I can not recommend it highly enough.

Here's your sign^H^H^H^Hlink: PBP's .perltidyrc file, was Re: Perl Best Practices

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Re^2: Your Favorite Options for Perltidy
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 06, 2005 at 09:30 UTC
    Thanks so much. But when does .perltidyrc get executed?
    • automatically when we start a perl script? or
    • when we pass the command: $ perltidy myfile.pl ?

      Nothing's *automatic* per se. Perltidy is a filter that you run on source. As TheDamian has it setup, it will print to STDOUT, so you can do something like this:

      perltidy sloppy_format.pl > cleaned_up.pl

      .perltidyrc will be automatically called for configuration details. Once you get that figured out, you can even hightlight one block in vim and do "! perltidy" to cleanup just a block within a file.

      Good luck and perservere. Tidy code is a worthwhile endeavor, whether you create it that way or beat it into submission with a tool.

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