IntelliJ IDEA Knows How to Format Spock where: Blocks
IntelliJ IDEA keeps amazing me. Last week I learned the code formatter of IntelliJ IDEA 12 supports Spock specific
block formatting. Spock has great a great feature called data tables.
We can define a fixed set of data values in a table-like format where
cells are separated with pipe (
|) symbols. These tables are
easiest to read if formatted in fixed size columns. The IntelliJ IDEA
formatter will do this for us automatically.
Look at the following source code with a data table just typed with pipe symbols as separators, but not clearly formatted in fixed size columns:
If we run the code reformat command with Cmd+Alt+L (Windows/Linux: Ctrl+Alt+L) or use the menu option Code | Reformat Code... we get a dialog and select Run button to format the code:
The result is that our data table in the
where: block is now correctly formatted:
Example with IntelliJ IDEA 12.1
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