[wtp-dev] Formatter vs Indenter in JSDT
This is a question related to JSDT indenter which I hope this is the right place to ask.
The basic problem is that indenter and formatter are not consistent. For
example with some formatter preferences tweaks, I can get 4 spaces before
var t =
which is what I want. However if I select this segment and just run
indenter it changes the indent to 2 spaces. I cannot find any JSDT
settings that changes this indenter behavior. Debugging the code a
little bit it seems that
org.eclipse.wst.jsdt.internal.ui.text.JavaIndenter has a CorePrefs
internal class with a prefAssignmentIndent field that determines this
indent. However this indent size is simply set to prefBlockIndent()
which is (eventually) hard-coded 1. So
(i) Is this behavior intended?
(ii) If not is there any plan/open-bug to fix it? If yes, why (i.e., shouldn't formatter and indenter be consistent)?
Bashir S. Sadjad
Google Waterloo, Canada