I asked the same question in a different thread but was asked to move it into a separate thread in this category. So there it is again:
I have a few questions I want to ask. However I'm not sure if it's the right place for that. I have to admit that I have very little to none knowledge related to the LSP technology, so please bare with me.
Judging from the table in the OP there are or will be features that are source code related that editors and IDE's can start sharing. By 'sharing' I mean in the context of shared API on how to handle similar things in different editors. In particular I'm speaking about
Formattingfeatures. By this day I've seen tons of of Swift libraries and various code styles. However there are and always will be inconsistencies between different libraries due to different coding styles.
For instance I would like to contribute two multiple projects, but I nearly always end up screwing up the formatting, just because the projects follow a different source style that I do or my IDE is set up to follow. By that I only refer to one single thing: tabs vs spaces (2, 4, etc.).
- Wouldn't be nice if we can generalize at least a few major cases with this project, starting with that problem?!
- In the long term it would be great to have a shared mechanism that each editor / IDE can automatically make > use of for such fundamental things.
I Imagine something along the following line:
Project A uses tabs, IDE automatically adjust itself, stdlib uses 2 spaces, the IDE will adjust itself again (locally not globally).