[Geany-Users] PHP_Beautifier

Matthew Brush mbrush at codebrainz.ca
Tue Nov 27 02:05:08 UTC 2012

On 12-11-25 06:42 AM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
> Le 25/11/2012 11:32, Lex Trotman a écrit :
>> On 25 November 2012 21:11, barz040 at yahoo.it <barz040 at yahoo.it> wrote:
>>>> Try running it same as the Geany version from the command line, ex:
>>>> $ echo "Some PHP Code Here" | php_beautifier -s4 -l "..."
>>>> or
>>>> $ cat "some-code-file.php" | php_beautifier -s4 -l "..."
>>> done. Both the commands work fine in terminal.
>>>> What platform are you on? Version of Geany, version of GTK and Glib,
>>> >from help->debug messages?  Look for error messages in help->debug
>>>> messages.
>>> Xubuntu 12.10, Geany 1.22, GTK 2.24.13
>>> Those are the error messages in Help>Debug:
>>> [...]
>>> Those same messages are also shown in terminal but all works however!
>> Right, but Geany thinks that since it returned messages on stderr that
>> something went wrong with the command, so it doesn't do the
>> substitution.  You should have a message along the line "The executed
>> custom command returned an error. Your selection was not changed." in
>> the status bar.
> What's the point about it BTW?  Normally a command exit status should be
> the way to check, I don't see why we should make weird guess at a
> command not being allowed to output something on stderr?

I was reading the commit[1] and bug report[2] where this came from and 
am linking here since they're relevant and open in my browser already :) 
 From a quick scan, the issue seems to be specifically here[3] where it 
sets the error flag after warning about output on stderr.

Matthew Brush

[3] https://github.com/geany/geany/blob/master/src/tools.c#L263

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