Today I learned a neat vim trick (via the Aaron Paterson Play by Play interview):
You can highlight some lines with visual mode and then press
= and it will fix all of the indentation mistakes therein. If you’re in normal mode, you can press
== to fix just the line you’re currently on.
Paterson cites this trick as an argument in favor of not indenting private methods an extra level, because vim doesn’t do that. For example:
# do this: class Dog def bark barks.sample end private def barks ["woof", "yap", "ruff"] end end # NOT this: class Cat def meow meows.sample end private def meows ["meow", "purr", "idk what else, cats are weird"] end end
I generally do that extra indent but I might stop now .