[Qt-creator] The state of the clang-format plugin

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Wed Jun 29 08:40:05 CEST 2022

> On 29 Jun 2022, at 05:26, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28/06/2022 12:06, Christian Kandeler wrote:
>> On 6/25/22 10:58, Björn Schäpers wrote:
>>> in the days of yore you had 3 check marks for clang-format (still visible here https://doc.qt.io/qtcreator/images/qtcreator-code-style-clang-format.png). 
>>> * Format instead of indenting
>>> * Format while typing
>>> * Format edited code on file save
>>> Nowadays the UI is gone, and at least option 2 is gone (https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qt-creator/qt-creator/+/411513) I asked on why, but no answer yet.
>> I suppose the assumption was that this was not needed. If it turns out there are actually people using that, it can be brought back.
> How are you supposed to deal with lines you didn't edit changing and have no place in a git commit? It's impossible to work on code that's under version control.

The ClangFormat plugin restricts formatting on save to the regions that you edited since last saving (the regions that have a green marker on the side.

Br, Eike

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