Sharing Code Formatting Options

Heyaz,

Is it safe to simply cut/paste /Configuration/CodeStyleSettings between
workstations?

Even on a 2 developer project with 3-4 workstations keeping the code
formatting the same is painful. This would be an adequate workaround for
now.

I see sharing of code formatting settings as a requirement for initial
release. We've already run into problems diff'ing files... only a few "real"
changes had been made... but the last reformat run had moved braces... that
kind of thing.

Even a simple export CodeFormattingOptions / import CodeFormattingOptions
would be better than cut/paste. A more real solution would be to single
source the CodeFormattingOptions... as in a standalone xml file for
CodeFormattingOptions loaded from a shared location. We don't need
multi-user updates to the file... we can author (or export) the file from
our reference box.

Do you plan on addressing this for initial release?

Do you have an implementation in mind?

Best,
/jhd


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Is it safe to simply cut/paste /Configuration/CodeStyleSettings between
workstations?


If you need xml tags in UserSettings.xml file, yes it's safe to cut/paste
them. We understand importance of code style settings sharing but do not
plan to provide better solution in the initial release (the release is
soon!). But we definitely adress the issue in the near future.

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Valentin Kipiatkov
Chief Scientist, Vice President of Product Development
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


"John Dhom" <a@b.c> wrote in message news:cavjl5$tdn$1@is.intellij.net...

Heyaz,

>

Is it safe to simply cut/paste /Configuration/CodeStyleSettings between
workstations?

>

Even on a 2 developer project with 3-4 workstations keeping the code
formatting the same is painful. This would be an adequate workaround for
now.

>

I see sharing of code formatting settings as a requirement for initial
release. We've already run into problems diff'ing files... only a few

"real"

changes had been made... but the last reformat run had moved braces...

that

kind of thing.

>

Even a simple export CodeFormattingOptions / import CodeFormattingOptions
would be better than cut/paste. A more real solution would be to single
source the CodeFormattingOptions... as in a standalone xml file for
CodeFormattingOptions loaded from a shared location. We don't need
multi-user updates to the file... we can author (or export) the file from
our reference box.

>

Do you plan on addressing this for initial release?

>

Do you have an implementation in mind?

>

Best,
/jhd

>
>


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