A well formatted source file isn't just pleasant
to look at. Studies have shown that consistently
formatted code is actually easier to understand
"It is not merely a matter of aesthetics that programs
should be written in a particular style... Programmers
have strong expectations about what programs should
look like, and when those expectations are violated -
in seemingly inocuous ways - their performance drops
Elliot Soloway and Kate Ehrlich
"Empirical Studies of Programming Knowledge"
Help find errors in logic and control flow
Formatting your code with SourceStyler C++ ensures that
code is laid out following the syntactically correct flow
of logic, thereby avoiding misleading code and highlighting
difficult to track down logic errors. For example:
x = 2;
x = 3;
x = 2;
x = 3;
Focus on coding
Code can easily be inserted, removed and modified without having to ensure code
is neatly formatted and aligned with the existing code. When you're done, just reformat
using SourceStyler and the code is instantly reformatted to reflect the
correct scoping and nesting.
Save time and keystrokes
Save time deciphering the code you just downloaded from the Internet. Avoid the
annoyance of scanning class declarations that look as though they were indented
by an army of drunken ants! See all source code the way it should have been
laid out in the first place.
Enhance team work
End the daily frustration of working with a team who choose to format code in strange and
unnatural ways! Each of you can see the project's source according to your own preferences,
without disturbing the layout of code being checked-in or viewed by another team member.