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Re: C++ code indentation for GNU

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: C++ code indentation for GNU
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:44:38 -0600
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Ian> When discussing formatting, we should keep the clang-format tool in mind
Ian> (  It's from the LLVM
Ian> project, and it's not under the GPL, but it is free software.  We should
Ian> adopt a standard .clang-format file for GNU code.  And, of course,
Ian> ideally someone would add the same functionality to GNU indent.

FWIW I looked at clang-format for gdb, but it wasn't suitable.  In
particular the way it reformats arguments to function calls is very bad,
and I couldn't find a way to make it better.  Here's an example bug:

I don't seem to have my .clang-format for gdb around any more.

I see gcc has one, but it also gives some sub-par results when run on

It would be a big improvement if we could just use a tool.  However GNU
indent is apparently not maintained, and clang-format isn't a good fit.


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