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Computers do not care about beautiful code. Anyone can write code that a computer will like. However, the challenge is to write code that both the computer and a computer programmer will like. Much of that comes from good formating. This tool is good for helping with that.
Compare the following:
a = [72 69 76 76 79 12 0 87 79 82 76 68 1]; b=32; obsficate=1; for i=numel(a):-1:1; a(i)=a(i)+b+floor(.5); end if (nnz(obsficate)==2)|(obsficate==1) char(a) end
Then put it through codeWash to get this:
a = [72 69 76 76 79 12 0 87 79 82 76 68 1]; b = 32; obsficate = 1; for i=numel(a):-1:1; a(i)=a(i)+b+floor(0.5); end if (nnz(obsficate) == 2)|(obsficate == 1) char(a) end
It is still horrible code, but at least it is now well formatted. I have been wanting a ‘beautify’ function added to the editor for a while now. The next time someone hands me some ugly code I will run this so that I can have a fighting chance at understanding it.
Also, as you may have noticed, I have not been selecting picks for a while. Scott has been good about doing it while I have been extra busy. I will be making a follow up video when things slow down a little around the office. Thanks.
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