Attached is a WIP possible replacement for pgindent. Instead of a shell
script invoking a mishmash of awk and sed, some of which is pretty
impenetrable, it uses a single engine (perl) to do all the pre and post
indent processing. Of course, if your regex-fu and perl-fu is not up the
scratch this too might be impenetrable, but all but a couple of the
recipes are reduced to single lines, and I'd argue that they are all at
least as comprehensible as what they replace.
Attached also is a diff file showing what it does differently from the
existing script. I think that these are all things where the new script
is more correct than the existing script. Most of the changes come into
* places where the existing script fails to combine the function
return type and the function name on a single line in function
* places where unwanted blank lines are removed by the new script
but not by the existing script.
* command line compatibility with the existing script, so you can do:
find ../../.. -name '*.[ch]' -type f -print | egrep -v -f
exclude_file_patterns | xargs -n100 ./pgindent.pl typedefs.list
* a new way of doing the same thing much more nicely:
./pgindent.pl --search-base=../../.. --typedefs=typedefs.list
* only passes relevant typedefs to indent, not the whole huge list
* should in principle be runnable on Windows, unlike existing script
(I haven't tested yet)
* no semantic tab literals; tabs are only generated using \t and
tested for using \t, \h or \s as appropriate. This makes debugging
the script much less frustrating. If something looks like a space
it should be a space.
In one case I used perl's extended regex mode to comment a fairly hairy
regex. This should probably be done a bit more, maybe for all of them.
If anybody is so inclined, this could be used as a basis for removing
the use of bsd indent altogether, as has been suggested before, as well
as external entab/detab.
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Description: text/x-patch (14.8 KB)
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