automatic formatting

  • 8th March 2024

Nix, NPM, and Dependabot

I have a project, git-format-staged, that I build with Nix. It includes NPM dependencies, and it is convenient to have Dependabot keep those up-to-date for me. Dependabot creates pull requests that update package-lock.json when it sees updates with security fixes and such. But my Nix configuration includes a hash of the project NPM dependencies - that hash must be updated when package-lock.json changes. Unfortunately Dependabot does not know how to do that. So I came up with a workflow to help that bot out. …

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  • 16th August 2018

Automatic Code Formatting for Partially-Staged Files

I wrote git-format-staged to apply an automatic code formatter or linter to staged files. It ignores unstaged changes, and leaves those changes unstaged. When run in a Git pre-commit hook git-format-staged guarantees that committed files are formatted properly, and does not clobber unstaged changes if formatting cannot be applied to working tree files cleanly.

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