[Gambas-user] gb3: "Make code pretty"

Kevin Fishburne kevinfishburne at ...1887...
Wed Jul 20 04:19:23 CEST 2011

This is a great feature, but as a formatting Nazi I think a couple of 
things should be added to the "to-do" list once everything important has 
been taken care of. ;)

If you select a range of code and right-click it to choose "Make code 
pretty" it should only modify the selected code, not the entire module 
(unless nothing is selected, of course).

Secondly, two spaces shouldn't be added after two consecutive CR/LF's. 
Empty lines should remain empty lines, as this is often useful for 
visually separating sections of larger procedures. Empty lines shouldn't 
be formatted, automatically or otherwise (unless perhaps they are 
consecutive empty lines which would be reduced to one?).

The reason I even discovered this feature is that I moved a block of 
code that needed to be indented two additional times and wanted to do it 
automatically instead of manually using the arrow and tab keys a million 

Is there a feature to simply indent (or move to the left) a block of 
code? That would be super useful for minor formatting adjustments 
(Indent right, Indent left) and copy/paste operations.

Kevin Fishburne
Eight Virtues
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