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Automatically reformatting code?

Automatically reformatting code?

Automatically reformatting code?

I know eclipse can do this, but I'm not sure if Visual C++ 2005 can do it?

I have a bunch of old .c files that use that ugly type of formatting:


if (a==b) {
   if (c==d) {
which I want to convert to this more readable format:


if ( a == b )
   if ( c == d )
Can I do this with VC++ 2005 or do I need to use some other tool?

RE: Automatically reformatting code?

On VC++, you can reindent the code but it won't rearrange the brackets for you.  If it did, it would annoy most people.

There is a public domain pretty printer on Linux called indent but I don't know if there is a windows equivalent of it.

RE: Automatically reformatting code?

I used to code like that as you could see more code on a 25 line terminal.  Nowadays, you can see more than 40 lines in one go so I don't mind either way.

RE: Automatically reformatting code?

GNU indent is also available via the cygwin port.

If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.

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