Xtending our VHDL Xtext formatter with the formatter2 API

The formatter is one of the favourite IDE features of many developers. Always having a consistent code style, never having to worry about tabs, spaces, indentation or alignment is a tremendous help. But have you ever wondered how a formatter works?

With release 2.9, Xtext introduced the world to their new formatter2 API. It allows a formatter to access the text and the node model, as well as the AST. This allows the formatter to have a better understanding of the context, which in turn enables complicated conditional and pattern-aware code formatting.

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