how to format a python source file with tools?
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Fri Nov 27 16:58:01 CET 2009
> On Nov 27, 3:35 pm, Ben Finney <ben+pyt... at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>> 李白，字一日 <calid... at gmail.com> writes:
>>> or is it possible for large source files?
>> Is what possible? What do you want the tool to do?
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>> Ben Finney
> sometimes i need to merge some code snippets from files into a file,
> and when time comes to do this merge, i always find it difficult to
> reformat the python code
> because after pasting and copy, the code indentation different from
> one to another.
> and it is the tedious job for us to manually move the code from one
> segment to another.
> so i would like to have a tool to intelligently format the code for me
> and make the code more beautiful
> and automated.
This is not possible. Consider the following situation:
No lets say you copy b after a. At which level should it be? Like this
Or like this?
Both are semantically radically different, and only you know which one
is the right one.
What my editor (emacs) allows, and other IDEs/editors as well is to mark
blocks, and shift these wholesome left or right, to get the desired
The only thing that migh be automatized after a piece of code is valid
is normalization, like de-tabifying or making everything based on 4
space characters indention. No idea if there is something out there that
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