# Presentation
Clouseau is a silly little inspector. Essentialy is an enhancement over the [IO.inspect]( function.
It adds the functionality to display the file, module and line number of the calling location.
Also it can optionaly display a line under the inspected term to separate it from other output
on the screen.

# How to install

Add `clouseau` to your list of dependencies in `mix.exs`

def deps do
    {:clouseau, "~> 0.3.1"}

# How to use

In order to use Clauseau you first must require the `Cl` module

    require Cl

Clouseau exports two macros: `Cl.inspect/2` and `Cl.inspect/3`. Just use them instead of `IO.inspect`.

    Cl.inspect("test", label: "This is a test")

That's it. You can return to your code now.

If you wish to do some customization continue reading below.

## Switches

Both macros are ready to use out of the box. By default they display the file, module and line where the
macro was called, above the label and the inspected term.

clouseau uses [OptionParser]( to parse the switches. The switches can
be given directly in the label option. You can use switches to modify what will be shown.

Cl.inspect({"test", 7, %{banana: :yellow}}, label: "--no-file Test showing only module and line")
# Clouseau.ClTest:20
# Test showing only module and line: {"test", 7, %{banana: :yellow}}

Cl.inspect({"test", 7}, label: "-b Test With border", syntax_colors: [number: :blue])
# lib/cltest.ex
# Clouseau.ClTest:26
# Test With border: {"test", 7}
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# {"test", 7}

Switches that are intended to be used must be grouped in the beginning of the string. Any non-switch group of characters stops the parser and the rest of the line is treated as the text of the label. For example:

Cl.inspect({"test", 7, [banana: "split"]}, label: "--no-module --no-line -b Showing only the --file option. The --no-border option has no effect")
# lib/cltest.ex
# Showing only the --file option. The --no-border option has no effect: {"test", 7, [banana: "split"]}
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 **Note:** The first space on the label text is always discarded. The rest of the spaces stay there. This is intentional to keep it as consistent as possible
 with `IO.inspect` who does not trim white spaces. For example:

 Cl.inspect({"test", 7}, label: "-b      Test With border", syntax_colors: [number: :blue])
 #     Test With border: {"test", 7}

 The distance between the switch and the text is 6 spaces while the result displays 5 spaces. If, for some reason, you depend on `IO.inspect` not triming the
 white space, keep this behavior in mind.


### The available switches are:

Switch    | Type     | Default | Shortcut | Description
--------- | -------- | ------- | -------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
file:     | :boolean | true    | f        | Display the file where this call happened
full_path | :boolean | false   | none     | Display the file as absolute path or relative to project root. Default is relative to project root
module:   | :boolean | true    | m        | Display the module where this call happened
line:     | :boolean | true    | l        | Display the line where this call happened
text:     | :boolean | true    | t        | Display the descriptive text for the label
border:   | :boolean | false   | b        | Display a border under the inspected term

If you wish to have your default set of switches you can set options in your config

   config :clouseau,
      default_switches: [module: true, line: true, file: true, border: true]

## Template

clouseau uses an [EEx]( template to display the various parts of the label.
The template uses a custom engine `Clouseau.TemplateEngine` instead of the default `EEx.SmartEngine`. The differences are:

* It doesn't add a line break on tag's end. Instead you shoud add a `"\n" `where you want a line break. The reason
  for this change is beacuse this way the line break can be controlled with conditionals.
* It supports a `has_val?/1` function that returns `false` if the value is one of `nil`, `false` or `""`.
* The `@` function desn't use `Access.fetch/2` but `Map.get/2` to get the value. It does not warn or rise any errors. Instead it returns an empty string.

The format of the label is not configurable on the fly. If, for example, it is prefered to display
the module before the line, this can be changed only by using a diferent template at compile time.

You can use a custom template by setting in your config. Below is shown the default template as an example.

  config :clouseau,
    template: """
              <% import IO.ANSI %>
              <%= if has_val?(file), do: blue() <> @file <> "\n" %>
              <%= green() <> @module %><%=  if has_val?(module), do: ":" %>
              <%= red() <> @line %>
              <%= if has_val?(module) || has_val?(line), do: "\n" %>
              <%= yellow()  <> @text <> reset() %><%= if has_val?(text), do: ": " %>
              <%= reset()  %>

## Credo

clouseau provides two custom credo checks: `Clouseau.Check.Warning.ClInspect` and `Clouseau.Check.Warning.RequireCl`.
To use them just append them to the `:checks` option in your `.credo.exs` file.

      checks: [

        # ... some checks

        # Custom checks can be created using `mix credo.gen.check`.


* Add some tests
* Add dialyzer documentation