# ktlint

Paul Dingemans

10/12/2023, 4:34 PM
At some point in time, ‘matching IntelliJ IDEA formatter as close as possible’ was turned into an absolute rule. This was quite frustrating for me as I had to format code in a less optimal form to match bugs/glitches in IntelliJ IDEA formatter. Next to that, I wanted to make the formatted code more consistent and therefore not allow all constructs that IntelliJ IDEA formatter accepts.