How to make beautiful code in LSC?

This page describes some tips to make comprehensive code into LSC sources.

A code style formatter profile is available for Eclipse, see instructions to use it at the bottom of this page.

Indentation: tabulation or space?

For indenting your code, configure your IDE to only use the tabulation character instead of spaces (some IDE simulates tabulation with spaces).


 * Indentation
class Example {
	int[] myArray = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 };
	int theInt = 1;
	String someString = "Hello";
	double aDouble = 3.0;
	void foo(int a, int b, int c, int d, int e, int f) {
		switch (a) {
			case 0:
	void bar(List v) {
		for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
			v.add(new Integer(i));

This codestyle should be applied on all structures: if, while, for, try/catch, etc.


The lsc-sample repository contains a profile for code style formatting for LSC, in misc/eclipse-code-style-formatting-profile.xml.

To use this in Eclipse:

  1. In the menu, go to Window > Preferences
  2. Unfold Java > Code Style and click on Formatter
  3. Click on Import… and open the file mentioned above
  4. Press OK

Tip: You can apply this profile to any existing code by selecting it and using the menu item Source > Format or pressing Shift+Ctrl+F.