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From: Jean-Francois Bastien (jfbastien_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-01 12:14:23

> Paul A Bristow wrote:
> > This looks an *excellent* aid to code consistency.
> No need for version 2, actually - Vera++ can also transform code.
> Most of the rules have simple corrections than can be
> automated. For example, there is a rule that forbids trailing
> whitespace.
> Interestingly, there is also a transformation that removes
> them. Simple.

It's indeed very interesting.

My coworkers have started using some code consistency/checking tools
which do similar things. Vera++ seems extremely interesting but the lack
of built-in rules prevents adoption. Furthermore these scripts aren't
easily configurable, they have to be hand-edited at invocation. This
implies having a bunch of shell scripts to do anything robust.

Having a configuration file which allows the selection of rules &
filters as well as their parameterization would be interesting. Having a
GUI for this configuration file would be even better.

Don't get me wrong: I really like what you did, I just don't think it's
quite "there" yet.


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