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From Richard Hirsch <>
Subject Re: Code formatting / beautifier for Scala
Date Mon, 02 Nov 2009 14:41:24 GMT
Tried to install intelliJ and the tool doesn't work on my machine :-<

Someone else is going to have format the Scala files.


On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 9:26 PM, Vassil Dichev <> wrote:
>> I don't have any ideas for a beautifier but I think coming up with coding
>> standards would be a good idea. I noticed going through the code that in one
>> place "user" might represent an instance of the User class and other times
>> it might represent a Long user id. Without declarative static typing of Java
>> it can be confusing figuring out which is which. Just an idea.
> We can use some naming convention, e.g. append "Id". But most IDEs can
> infer the type and show it (say, in a tooltip), right?
> Regarding code formatting, we must first agree on the formatting rules
> before applying some automatic code formatter. I'm not very happy with
> some automatic formatting, for instance deep indents for multiple
> nested method invocations tends to make line width very large quickly.
> Besides, I'm not sure at this point how detailed we want the
> formatting instructions to be.

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