An alternative to EditorConfig.

Ascribe is a standard for software development tools (specifically editors) to retrieve and handle information on the various files within a project through the .gitattributes file already found in many software projects.

While EditorConfig does mostly achieve the same goal, it is solely focused on editors, therefore it doesn't (easily) allow anyone to add additional options for other types of development tools.

Ascribe is designed to allow software developers to keep all information about the files in their projects in one place, and encourages the improvement of the existing (and arguably, much more useful) .gitattributes parsers.

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Official extensions