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

Gabriel Scherer gabriel.scherer at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 21:43:46 GMT 2015

So I did refresh the bulk-ocamlbuild-update PR on top of Louis' changes,
and the result is indeed much nicer.

The updated PR is still at

On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 10:53 AM, Gabriel Scherer <gabriel.scherer at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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
> branch.
> 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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