[erlang-questions] where is the best erlang pretty printer

Joe Armstrong <>
Wed May 25 13:40:08 CEST 2011


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Kostis Sagonas <> wrote:

> Joe Armstrong wrote:
>
>> I need to identify the best possible erlang pretty printer.
>>
>> Are there several, or unpublished variants in existence?
>>
>> I want exact reproduction of inputted constants
>> it $a should be pretty printed as $a and NOT 97.
>>
>
> Can you be a bit more specific on your criteria for "best" ?
>

"best" = what I think is prettiest - also accuracy in reconstructing the
original
source is important. I think the pretty printer should only manipulate white
space in the program.

/Joe


>
> Seems to that what you are asking for is not only ill-defined but pretty
> much (sic!) a subjective matter...
>
> Kostis
>
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