Dune can be set up to run automatic formatters for source code.
Enabling automatic formatting¶
This feature is enabled by adding the following to the
(using fmt 1.1)
Formatting a project¶
When this feature is active, an alias named
fmt is defined. When built, it
will format the source files in the corresponding project and display the
$ dune build @fmt --- hello.ml +++ hello.ml.formatted @@ -1,3 +1 @@ -let () = - print_endline - "hello, world" +let () = print_endline "hello, world"
It is then possible to accept the correction by calling
dune promote to
replace the source files by the corrected versions.
$ dune promote Promoting _build/default/hello.ml.formatted to hello.ml.
As usual with promotion, it is possible to combine these two steps by running
dune build @fmt --auto-promote.
Only enabling it for certain languages¶
By default, formatting will be enabled for all languages present in the project
that dune knows about. This is not always desirable, for example if in a mixed
Reason/OCaml project, one only wants to format the Reason files to avoid pulling
ocamlformat as a dependency.
In these cases, it is possible to use the
enabled_for argument to restrict
the languages that are considered for formatting.
(using fmt 1.1 (enabled_for reason))