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Formatting with clang-format

JackTrip uses clang-format to specify the Code Formatting Style. Most IDEs are able to recognize the .clang-format file in JackTrip's project directory and integrate the formatting capabilities.

Formatting specific files is done like this:

clang-format -i class.cpp class.h

This overrides all given files. If you only want to check the formatting -i has to be removed.

Areas in the source code that must not be formatted have to be embraced in following statements:

this = is.formatted;
// clang-format off
this+=   isnot     ;
// clang-format on
this = again;

Forget about formatting with a git pre-commit hook

With git the user can install hooks that are executed when specific tasks are done. We can add a pre-commit hook for clang-format. So that everytime we commit our changes, git runs clang-format for us.

Handling git hooks by hand is cumbersome. With pre-commit this becomes a lot easier.

Pre-commit is a Python app that can be installed with pip.

pip install pre-commit

Within the root directory of the jacktrip repository the pre-commit hook can be installed as follows:

pre-commit install

Pre-commit only runs on changed files. Running pre-commit on all files is done by:

pre-commit run --all-files

Sometimes these hooks come into your way. But you can disable them when committing:

git commit -am "Commit all my stuff" --no-verify

Pre-commit configuration

Pre-commit is configured by the .pre-commit-config.yaml file in the repository's root. Currently it only includes the clang-format hook.

fail_fast: false
  - repo:
    rev: v13.0.1
    - id: clang-format
      files: ^src/
      types_or: [c++]
      exclude: '^src/.+dsp\.h'