Consistent formatting makes code more readable and understandable. Hof automatically formats many languages with widely used defaults while also providing a means to customize or add new languages.

When you generate code with hof it will automatically format the output for known extensions and languages. This typically happens by running a container in the background, though some languages are handled directly in gocode. (See below)

hof will start a container the first time it is needed for you. You can fetch, run, and stop formatters manually with the hof fmt.

We have built several hof/formatters which use the most common tool for a language and use the most commonly used rules. You can build your own and configure generators to use them too, see the custom formatters section

hof fmt

Supported Languages

If a language you need is missing, open an issue. If you can, please provide a link to a common tool used for that language.

Language Tool
csharp csharpier
css prettier/css
cue gocode
go gocode
graphql prettier/graphql
groovy prettier/groovy
html prettier/html
java prettier/java
js prettier/babel
json gocode
jsx prettier/babel
less prettier/less
md prettier/markdown
php prettier/php
python black
rb prettier/ruby
rs prettier/rust
scss prettier/scss
toml gocode
ts prettier/typescript
tsx prettier/typescript
vue prettier/vue
xml gocode
yaml gocode
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