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Re: [Bug-indent] Indent Configuration files

From: David Ingamells
Subject: Re: [Bug-indent] Indent Configuration files
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 21:02:47 +0200

You are not the first with this suggestion, I saw another in the pending list 
that Carlo forwarded to me when he handed maintenance of indent over to me 
last week.

Your suggestion has fallen on fertile ground, but the season is not quite
right for germination. At the moment I am learning my way around the tool and 
setting up all the ancillary things that go with supporting a package - 
mailing lists, home page for the tool, etc. 

Don't worry about hacking, I'll pick it up. First, however, I'll be making a 
'handover' release of the package so that the new contact details, etc get 

In the meantime, a suggestion if you are using unix:

indent `cat my.indent.pro` *.c

will probably do a sufficiently good job if the file just consists of a list 
of options (no comments). Those quote characters are back quotes - normally 
above the tab key on your keyboard.

Please not the mail address for indent matters; bug-indent.gnu.org.


David Ingamells

On Wednesday 17 October 2001  4:20 pm, Robert Wuest wrote:
> Hi,
> I think it would be useful to add the ability to specify a file other than
> ..indent.pro to be used as the source for default options.  It would
> certainly be useful to me.  I am considering hacking this in, but I do not
> want to put a lot of effort into something that is going to be
> categorically rejected (something I've run into in the past on GNU
> projects, which is why I am writing first).  So I'm asking: is this
> something that has already been decided, or are you open to the inclusion
> of this feature?  I was thinking of using the options -pro, --profile. 
> This would not be a significant amount of code, rather trivial, I think.
> My "itch": 1) I am passing a lot of code back and forth between several
> developers that use different coding styles (all starting with the same
> code base, but slightly different projects).  2) I have written a Tcl/Tk
> front end to indent and would like to be able to specify option files to
> use and to save.
> Tkindent is not ready for public consumption as the organization of indent
> options in the menus and dialogs is not yet sane.  Tkindent is written
> using vtcl and is licensed under the GPL.  I am willing to give it to the
> indent project, if you are interested.
> Sincerely,
> Robert Wuest, PE
> Sirius Engineering Company
> Embedded systems solutions
> (956) 233-6424
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