[opam-devel] [ANN] opam-fmt 1.0

Gabriel Scherer gabriel.scherer at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 09:53:49 GMT 2015

Perfect, thanks! I plan to do the forward-porting and refresh my PR
this week-end; if you haven't gotten to adding the quoting option by
then, no worries, I'll just hack it as a temporary patch in my local

On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Louis Gesbert
<louis.gesbert at ocamlpro.com> wrote:
>> With this solution, you still lose comments on the modified fields
>> (we've seen in the examples above that for examples there are comments
>> inside the depext or depopt fields). The general guarantee you provide
>> to users is still "best effort, comments may disappear".
> Indeed.
>> Do you plan to cherry-pick the format-preserving-printer on top of
>> some 1.2 branch? I'm fine with porting my own script back to trunk,
>> but I wonder whether I will have the same incompatible-formatting
>> issues as last time (where those clear bugs that you fixed, or just a
>> change in expected format?).
> No, it's not reasonably doable since parsing/printing has been largely
> rewritten and the whole format-preserving stuff is based on functions that
> didn't exist.
> The '"""' quoted strings are the only format update in the parser/printer, so
> I'll add an option to disable their automatic use when printing and use that
> in the rewriting scripts (it wasn't strictly required, but we wanted to be
> able do include the package descriptions in the opam file, and it makes
> escaping much less painful). With that fix you should be good on trunk.

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