Producing nicely formatted code automatically
Assist adds a source code formatter to the Liberty BASIC editor. It realigns the left alignment of a program's source code and places levels of functionality in nested indentations. This is useful when working alone, and especially if several people work together on a project so that there is an easily available standard format for source code.
Just to demonstrate how this works, let's type in a small program and then we'll format it. Here is a short and simple program without any indentation.
print "my simple counter"
count = count + 1
print "count now "; count
for x = 1 to 3
if x = count then
print word$("one two three", x)
if count < 3 then [loop]
Here's what we see before we format the code.
No formatting = hard to read
Let's make the program much clearer now. Use the File+Tools+Code Formatter menu (or type Alt+O) and Assist will automatically format the program to the following.
Now much clearer
Each level of structure is indented inside of the one that contains it.
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