brittany VS axel

Compare brittany vs axel and see what are their differences.


haskell source code formatter (by lspitzner)


Haskell + Lisp (by axellang)
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brittany axel
7 0
687 176
- 2.8%
0.0 5.6
3 months ago about 1 month ago
Haskell Haskell
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 only BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of brittany. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-23.
  • Format multiline imports in hls (emacs)
    2 projects | | 23 Apr 2022
    You will also need a formatter that uses that style. Brittany for example. The default formattingProvider for HLS is ormolu, which I believe doesn't use this style, so you will have to change this setting.
  • Why is there no "standard" formatting tool for haskell?
    4 projects | | 4 Jan 2022
    For Haskell I use Brittany with this config:
    4 projects | | 4 Jan 2022
    Yeah I couldn't find anything at all which is really unfortunate. You could check out the config source code
  • Advent of Code 2021 day 1
    5 projects | | 1 Dec 2021
    Turns out I prefer Brittany to Ormolu, I edited it so it hopefully looks less verbose all on one line
  • Let's talk about Brittany
    4 projects | | 23 Apr 2021
    I use Brittany and prefer it to Ormolu, because it aligns more things and it break lines that are too long automatically. I have recently tried to figure out how I could implement a solution to, but it is quite hard to figure out which parts of the code would be involved in such a change. And I don't really have enough time to make steady contributions, but I will probably try to make a few contributions sometime.
    4 projects | | 23 Apr 2021
    I would say that development has stalled:


Posts with mentions or reviews of axel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing brittany and axel you can also consider the following projects:

stylish-haskell - Haskell code prettifier [Moved to:]

ormolu - A formatter for Haskell source code

formura - Describe stencil formurae without even translating them

ihs - Interpolated Haskell

hfmt - Format Haskell programs. Inspired by the gofmt utility.

snaplet-lss - Lexical Style Sheets - a language for writing styles that is focused around lexical (ie, static) scoping and re-use of large components.

purescript - A strongly-typed language that compiles to JavaScript

lens-toml-parser - Lenses for toml-parser

config-value - Simple, layout-based, unambiguous configuration language implemented in Haskell

CoreErlang - AST, parser, pretty-printer for Core Erlang source code.

liquid-fixpoint - Horn Clause Constraint Solving for Liquid Types