proto3 pretty printer

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Jason Polis

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Dec 10, 2021, 11:08:08 AM12/10/21
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Is there a pretty printer that will format proto3 consistently
making it easier to compare diffs over the long term ?

Josh Humphries

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Dec 10, 2021, 1:35:15 PM12/10/21
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At FullStory, we use clang-format to format protobuf code. And we have a custom linter for catching some other style issues, outside of just formatting.

The clang-format tool doesn't have a ton of options for protos, but it's been good enough for our purposes. It can get confused when you have complicated custom options -- like message options, where you put a long message literal as the value -- which can lead to less-than-stellar results, aesthetically speaking.

But having a standard with some warts seemed better than no standard...

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Is there a pretty printer that will format proto3 consistently
making it easier to compare diffs over the long term ?

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