Re: [dev] [dwm] Style changes

From: Raphaël Proust <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:00:10 +0200

On 10 April 2015 at 07:26, Lee Fallat <> wrote:
> A little off topic, but food for thought.
> […]

There was a time when Abstract-Syntax editor were hype (see for some very limited
background). They have fallen out of fashion though…

They left some legacy on the text editors (in vim, the `%`, `]]`,
`a]`, `a)`, `it`, &c. moves come to mind, the surround plugin too).

Some tools allow handling of the abstract syntax. For example spatch
( allow you to write
patches that are applied to the symbol tree rather than the actual
text. These are off-line (i.e. non-interactive) counterparts to the
editor you muse about: they are the `sed` to your imagined `vi`.

There is also the Go approach: pipe code through the go-fmt tool
before committing. (Not compulsory, but some project adopt it as a
convention.) This ensures that all committed code is formatted
according to The Rules.

Raphaël Proust
Received on Fri Apr 10 2015 - 12:00:10 CEST

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