I’m looking for the best ways to create a line of code beautification
(reformatting) scripts – one for C, one for Ruby, one for Bash and
one for web development languages like XHTML, XML, CSS, PHP and Ajax.
Whether as frontline warriors or household maids, they would ensure
proper indentation, linebreaks, spaces, tabs and so forth.
Can anybody help me?
My studies of architectural science has taught me to pay extreme care
to the correction of details, and I now wish to apply these teachings
to all my code. I find myself always reformatting whatever my
associates give me. Not that they’re bad programmers, they just care
more about the code itself rather than its structure, and I dare not
argue with that. When their code is messy, however, my heart feels
messy and I can’t get any sleep.
I wish to be in full control of my code beautifiers. That is, I wish
to have them as simple and meaningful as possible. Give me an easy
Bash over a complex Ruby any day.
There’s a lot of messed up tools out there. Companies with flashy
websites just doing this for the money. So apart from the bullshit,
I’ve managed to spot out the Ruby Beautifier and GNU Indent as two
worthy code beautifiers. However I get the feeling they are more
complex than they ought to be, and if less is more, my search will
have to continue.
All the best,