looking for c++ indent

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Fri Nov 2 17:45:00 GMT 2001

I haven't tried any of them yet but searching sourceforge.net for indent
provides several.  The one that I plan to look at first is gindent but I
haven't even downloaded yet.


Robert Collins wrote:

> The standard gnu indent is doing horrible things..
> i.e.
> @@ -97,7 +102,8 @@ auth_retry:
>        if (code < 200 || code >= 300)
>         {
> -         delete c;
> +         delete
> +           c;
>           return;
>         }
> Now, I'm of the opinion that second guessing your indent tool is a waste
> of time - may as well not have one.
> However, I'm quite happy to use a different indent tool, that stays with
> GNU indenting rules, but understands c++ well enough not to do the sort
> of idiocy show above.
> I don't have the time to research a replacement just now, or to fix
> indent itself, and it's a low priority - indent is consistent in what it
> does, not random, so diffs should be small from now on in.
> If someone here can suggest a better indent.. I'll take a look.
> Alternatively (preferred actually, but I don't wish to impinge on other
> folks time) if someone wanted to hack indent to be c++ aware (ideally
> including making things like headers with
> #ifdef __cplusplus
> extern "C" {
> #endif
> not indent the exported stuff.. that would be great.
> Rob

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