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I was looking for this a while back for JavaScript, but I was wondering a general purpose one exists for all, or most languages.

For example for LaTeX I would put the following in a text box


and it spits out the better formatted version

%% Insert comment describing function here
$ f_{i}^{k} + 10 = x $

I can't be the only person on the planet that does not wish to go through a massive .tex file and fix these tedious problems.

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@dmckee this is too funny, on the linke bdares provided, someone has further complained "This should probably be community wiki". I imagine if I checked the community wiki it will claim that it should probably belong on a blog... –  puk Oct 5 '11 at 18:30
There is no guarantee that a question will find a good fit on the Stack Exchange network. In any case bdares link is not specifically about pretty printing now about literate programming/in-line documentation, so it may or may not be a duplicate. I'm not active enough on TeX.SE to be certain. –  dmckee Oct 5 '11 at 18:34
@puk You misunderstand the comment. It merely means that the answers should belong to the community, instead of to individual users (it’s a Stack Overflow feature). The question bdares links to is fine, and so is yours. –  Konrad Rudolph Oct 5 '11 at 18:34
@puk: Are you interested in "correcting" your LaTeX code (in the .tex file) so that super-/subscripts are actually put in braces { }, thereby possibly avoiding formatting problems? –  Werner Oct 5 '11 at 19:17
@Werner I'm interested in an automatic code fixer upper which also aids in avoiding potential formatting problems. –  puk Feb 2 '12 at 6:27

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Take a look at TeXpretty. I have used it a couple of times for cleaning up messy code and it does a decent job.

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