[TxMt] Re: TM2: strange indenting for C++
sking at arbor.net
Tue Jan 31 21:38:53 UTC 2012
On 2012-01-25 04:00, Allan Odgaard wrote:
> An example where this makes sense would be:
> for(size_t i = 0; i< 10; ++i)
> return 0;
> I don’t think TextMate 1.x is able to properly indent the above, but 2.0 will, even while you type it.
> The downside of the line-based rule system is that breaking one statement across multiple lines is effectively unsupported, since each fragment is matched against the patterns and will thus be wrongly classified. I don’t know how this can be improved (other than do binary parsers for each language, but even that is quite a challenge for languages like C++).
If it's a choice between supporting code like your example or supporting
a single statement split across lines, I say focus on the multi-line
statement. Anyone who writes deeply nested C (or C-like) code without
braces needs to be whacked upside the head with a cluestick, not
encouraged by their editor.
In fact, I'd pay ten times as much if TextMate could be made to deliver
a high-voltage electric shock to anyone who tried writing such an
abomination! Call it something catchy like InvisibleCodeFence and
you'll sell a million copies.
IMNSHO, of course. :-)
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