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

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 16:09:25 CEST 2022

On 29/06/2022 09:40, Eike Ziller wrote:
>> On 29 Jun 2022, at 05:26, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.

This is unsuitable when you don't want to reformat the code. But more 
importantly, when you undo, it breaks down. You edit something, then 
notice it formatted when saving, you undo it, but it won't work. No 
matter what you do, it will format it. I noticed it like an hour too 
late, when my git diff was a complete mess, as it formatted code I 
didn't want touched.

At that point, I had to switch back to Creator 7.

This makes it virtually impossible to use Creator. Sure, if you only 
ever work on your own code, it's fine. But I work on a ton of projects, 
most of them don't even have a clang-format file.

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