prettier VS black

Compare prettier vs black and see what are their differences.

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prettier black
437 322
48,186 37,348
0.7% 1.2%
9.8 9.4
10 days ago 4 days ago
JavaScript Python
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of prettier. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-18.


Posts with mentions or reviews of black. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-29.
  • How to setup Black and pre-commit in python for auto text-formatting on commit
    3 projects | | 29 Mar 2024
    $ git commit -m "add pre-commit configuration" [INFO] Initializing environment for [INFO] Installing environment for [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... black................................................(no files to check)Skipped [main 6e21eab] add pre-commit configuration 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
  • Enhance Your Project Quality with These Top Python Libraries
    16 projects | | 18 Mar 2024
    Black: Known as “The Uncompromising Code Formatter”, Black automatically formats your Python code to conform to the PEP 8 style guide. It takes away the hassle of having to manually adjust your code style.
  • Uv: Python Packaging in Rust
    9 projects | | 15 Feb 2024
  • Let's meet Black: Python Code Formatting
    2 projects | | 7 Feb 2024
    In the realm of Python development, there is a multitude of code formatters that adhere to PEP 8 guidelines. Today, we will briefly discuss how to install and utilize black.
  • Show HN: Visualize the Entropy of a Codebase with a 3D Force-Directed Graph
    6 projects | | 31 Jan 2024
    Perfect, that worked, thank you!

    I thought this could be solved by changing the directory to src/ and then executing that command, but this didn't work.

    This also seems to be an issue with the web app, e.g. the repository for the formatter black is only one white dot

  • Introducing Flask-Muck: How To Build a Comprehensive Flask REST API in 5 Minutes
    3 projects | | 20 Dec 2023
  • Embracing Modern Python for Web Development
    12 projects | | 8 Dec 2023
    Ruff is not only much faster, but it is also very convenient to have an all-in-one solution that replaces multiple other widely used tools: Flake8 (linter), isort (imports sorting), Black (code formatter), autoflake, many Flake8 plugins and more. And it has drop-in parity with these tools, so it is really straightforward to migrate from them to Ruff.
  • Auto-formater for Android (Kotlin)
    1 project | /r/androiddev | 5 Dec 2023
    What I am looking for is something like Black for Python, which is opinionated, with reasonable defaults, and auto-fixes most/all issues.
  • Releasing my Python Project
    4 projects | | 26 Nov 2023
    1. LICENSE: This file contains information about the rights and permissions granted to users regarding the use, modification, distribution, and sharing of the software. I already had an MIT License in my project. 2. pyproject.toml: It is a configuration file typically used for specifying build requirements and backend build systems for Python projects. I was already using this file for Black code formatter configuration. 3. Used as a documentation file for your project, typically includes project overview, installation instructions and optionally, contribution instructions. 4. example_package_YOUR_USERNAME_HERE: One big change I had to face was restructuring my project, essentially packaging all files in this directory. The name of this directory should be what you want to name your package and shoud not conflict with any of the existing packages. Of course, since its a Python Package, it needs to have an 5. tests/: This is where you put all your unit and integration tests, I think its optional as not all projects will have tests. The rest of the project remains as is.
  • Lute v3 - installed software for learning foreign languages through reading
    2 projects | /r/flask | 15 Nov 2023
    using pylint and black ("the uncompromising code formatter")

What are some alternatives?

When comparing prettier and black you can also consider the following projects:

JS-Beautifier - Beautifier for javascript

autopep8 - A tool that automatically formats Python code to conform to the PEP 8 style guide.

dprint - Pluggable and configurable code formatting platform written in Rust.

yapf - A formatter for Python files

ESLint - Find and fix problems in your JavaScript code.

Pylint - It's not just a linter that annoys you!

prettier-plugin-organize-imports - Make Prettier organize your imports using the TypeScript language service API.

ruff - An extremely fast Python linter and code formatter, written in Rust.

Standard - 🌟 JavaScript Style Guide, with linter & automatic code fixer

isort - A Python utility / library to sort imports.

JSHint - JSHint is a tool that helps to detect errors and potential problems in your JavaScript code

autoflake - Removes unused imports and unused variables as reported by pyflakes