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Re^2: perltidy in PM posts

by Tux (Abbot)
on Nov 23, 2011 at 07:32 UTC ( #939614=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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There are two sides of the coin too. Running perltidy at the user end would be fine with me. He or she selects that feature. Running it at the server end would definitely chase me away, as it will change my style with some other style and thus remove my artistic freedom - I actually care a lot about style and layout, and the fact that it is changed by others made me decide to never ever write for books that change code style to their standard, as it then no longer is my code.

A second reason not to allow whatever form of code-reformatter is that many of the posts are just about this: why is may layout like XXX, and what should I change to get layout YYY. If that was formatted, you'd see no difference. Example.

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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Re^3: perltidy in PM posts
by DrHyde (Prior) on Nov 23, 2011 at 11:22 UTC
    And don't forget that not everything between <code> tags is perl code!

      For that reason, if this were to be done, perhaps there should be a special tag like <tidy> for it. I'm not commenting on how difficult that would be to implement, because I have no idea; but it would solve the issue of not wanting it applied to all things that are placed in <code> tags.

      Aaron B.
      My Woefully Neglected Blog, where I occasionally mention Perl.

Re^3: perltidy in PM posts
by ansh batra (Friar) on Nov 23, 2011 at 07:55 UTC
    Tux nice 1.
    totally agree with you

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