Actually Harri, Josh already took the liberty of writing this all down, so you know what guys, let's table this discussion.http://enigma-dev.org/docs/Wiki/Coding_conventions
Here's what we are going to do:
* Link this page from the main wiki page under the contributions section (I already have).http://enigma-dev.org/docs/Wiki/Main_Page
* Try to persuade new contributors to follow these conventions and guide them if they need assistance in configuring their code editor.
* Do not over trivialize a pull request where the formatting is incorrect, just mention it as a side note, pull it and fix the formatting yourself so they know for a future patch submission. This way they will not be discouraged by the rejection of their first commit.
* The coding conventions can be followed loosely, just don't let it get out of hand.
* Continue to correct areas where the formatting is wrong. This includes a lot of places I may have touched because nobody ever really explained the coding conventions or why they are important to me.
Do not go crazy trying to run a formatter over everything like I suggested I was going to do, this problem has been enough of a distraction already from bigger things that need solved. Harri also mentioned that he's already fixed a number of formatting problems. Just please follow this advice as we continue into the future.
I didn't propose we make our own styleguide
I know, the reason I said that was because I didn't want you to get distracted, there's more important things, I just wanted your input.
Maybe I can merge my branch then. Or you checkout it, because it has a lot of changes.
That would be nice, when I have time I am going to run the formatter over LGM because it has gotten way out of hand and I let it get that way. Nobodies been in there to do some cleaning and now that I know how I am going to do that. But also I was going to address the issues you and egofree were having and fix any of the remaining JoshEdit problems cleanly if there are any. So it would be nice if you have whatever changes you've made into ENIGMA master so I can get a working copy set up and fix these other issues by like Sunday.
Maybe egofree's mentioned Atom could do it as it basically renders html.
I would use the feature if any editor ever added it. Egofree's suggestion would probably be the best because look at how Eclipse parses HTML and Javadoc's to provide documentation in the IDE from the source code (this was something we did want to do with LGM). An editor that can do that is the best place to implement what you want.
This is a little bit off-topic, but since you are talking about text editor, there is a totally free and open-source alternative, which is is fine also : atom editor (https://atom.io/). It has also tons of plugins available. (To install new ones : File->settings->packages).