Subject: indent vs. gindent
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From: James K. Lowden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/19/2002 13:20:08
Why is gindent a package? Why is it not /usr/bin/indent?
It has a BSD license and is derived from BSD indent(1), per the man page.
NetBSD's indent is, um, suboptimal. At least, I couldn't get it to
consistently line up switch statements.
Seems to me it could be treated along the lines of sendmail and bind:
maintained elsewhere but part of NetBSD.
I realize it's not a burning issue, but it's surprisingly used:
$ pkg_info gindent |grep -E '^[a-z].+[0-9]$' |wc -l
I searched the ML but didn't find any discussion.