Re: [Boost-docs] C++11 Quickbook

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] C++11 Quickbook
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-10 19:19:42

On 10 November 2017 at 18:25, Edward Diener via Boost-docs
<boost-docs_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I'm also thinking about using clang-format. Would anyone object to
>> that? Of course I'll have to stop it formatting spirit grammars, so it
>> can't be used everywhere.
> How would you be using clang-format in quickbook ?

It's used to automatically format the C++ source code to have a
consistent style. It lets you specify things like where braces are
places, what indentation is used, how wide lines of code can be. I've
been using it with unordered, and find it helps me develop faster. I
think a consistent code layout also helps. I tried to create a format
that isn't too different from existing code, although as different
parts were written with different styles, and there are some things
that it can't do.

You can see the result here:

Although that version doesn't actually work on windows because it
messes up the header ordering, so I've tweaked the configuration a
little more since.

I've got a bash script I use to run it, so I'll probably check that
in. But don't worry about it if you're creating a pull request, I'd
just reformat after merging (it's possible to rewrite the history of
the pull request so it's formatted correctly, but I think that would
cause confusion).

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