Auto Indentation

Simply writing code by automatically indenting the source code as you type.


  • {o} Needs design

    {o} Design in progress

    {o} Needs implementation

    {o} Implementation in progress

    {*} Stable


  • Be able to undo with Control+Z if it wasn't correct
  • C
    • Support for GLib/GNU style C89 C code.
    • Auto-format parameters
  • Python
    • PEP8
    • Auto indent when scope dictates
    • Auto unindent upon keywords dictating scope has ended (return, pass, etc)
  • XML
    • Auto indent when opening a new element
    • Auto unindent when closing an element
    • Skip past CDATA

Non Goals

  • Reformatting existing code similar to VIM's gq

Implementation Notes

The main piece of this implementation is ensuring that we can both add and remove text during the auto-indentation process. We also need to be able to place the cursor in the right position after the replacement.

The trigger vfunc is used to determine if an incoming keypress results in us potentially performing an indentation.

struct _GbSourceAutoIndenterClass
  GObjectClass parent_class;

  gchar    *(*format)     (GbSourceAutoIndenter *indenter,
                           GtkTextView          *view,
                           GtkTextBuffer        *buffer,
                           GtkTextIter          *begin,
                           GtkTextIter          *end,
                           gint                 *cursor_offset,
                           GdkEventKey          *trigger);

  gboolean  (*is_trigger) (GbSourceAutoIndenter *indenter,
                           GdkEventKey          *event);

Apps/Builder/Planning/Auto_Indentation (last edited 2014-11-10 03:20:55 by ChristianHergert)