Formatting Java code

In the past I was using Eclipse as a tool for Java formatting. Eclipse allows you to call formatter from CLI which makes it super convenient to format lots of files easily. You can find description here.

But, I think that Eclipse’s time approached. I have found something called: Google Java Format. It’s very handy when it comes to quick formatting of the code. Take a look here.

/* PassLong.java */
package recipeNo004;

public class PassLong {

        /* This is the native method we want to call */
             public static native void displayLong(long value);

        /* Inside static block we will load shared library */
  static {
                        System.loadLibrary("PassLong");
  }

  public static void main(String[] args) {
/* This message will help you determine whether
                                LD_LIBRARY_PATH is correctly set
                */
    System.out.
      println("library: "
                        + System.getProperty(
"java.library.path"));

                long value = 1234;

                /* Call to shared library */
    PassLong.displayLong(         value        );
              }
}

All you have to do, is to call it like this:

java -jar google-java-format-1.5-all-deps.jar  PassLong.java

and here you go. Nicely formatted, beautiful, Java code.

/* PassLong.java */
package recipeNo004;

public class PassLong {

  /* This is the native method we want to call */
  public static native void displayLong(long value);

  /* Inside static block we will load shared library */
  static {
    System.loadLibrary("PassLong");
  }

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    /* This message will help you determine whether
    		LD_LIBRARY_PATH is correctly set
    */
    System.out.println("library: " + System.getProperty("java.library.path"));

    long value = 1234;

    /* Call to shared library */
    PassLong.displayLong(value);
  }
}

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