Whenever I see a poorly formatted post (might be a question or an answer) or completely non-formatted code, I use an online tool such as Instant SQL Formatter to format the code, and then I edit the post to make the necessary changes.
Mostly, I answer to questions tagged with
oracle tag. Believe it or not, I have had to edit the post(especially questions)' almost 99% of the time before answering. Any SQL or PL/SQL code which is not formatted makes it difficult to read, understand, and answer.
My concern is, whether it is considered a good practice to use third party tools to edit and format a poorly formatted code? Or, does this site recommend a better way to do it?
What I think?
I am unaware of a feature in this beautiful site, which would allow me to format code posted by a user while asking a question or answering. It will save my time to visit the third party site to use their service just to do the formatting bit.