[MonoDevelop] Code cleanup options

IBBoard ibboard at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 16:05:42 EDT 2010

On 15/09/10 21:36, Anirudh wrote:
>> In terms of available options, I think MD is fairly close to the core of
>> the options that Eclipse has, but a bit more boolean. Some of the
>> Eclipse options can take numbers (like the amount of new lines to
>> maintain, which is useful for pruning down gaps). Some of the other
>> options are also a bit more flexible (I think it is a "always, never,
>> when necessary" option) but that might be less important.
> Hey, I don't know if enabling "Format on save" is such a good idea.
> There have been some very weird edge cases (that I can't reproduce)
> where my file's syntax has been modified and didn't compile after
> formatting.
> Normally if I format it from the keystroke (Alt-E F F) I understand
> that the file can get altered, and always compile to make sure. But in
> case I do this, quit the IDE and don't have my file versioned - I'd be
> annoyed if anything bad were to happen to it.
> Or maybe you can make a new keystroke for "auto-format and save" that
> could be used for this usecase.

But that's a separate bug. If the formatter didn't have the bug then
it'd be safe to format on save. I don't want to have to "format and
save" each time, I want to save and know that my code is correctly
formatted. If you want to control when you format then the option can be
disabled, but I'd rather the computer did what it does best and does the
mundane tasks so that I don't have to remember them :)

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