boost::property_tree XML pretty printing

The solution was to add the trim_whitespace flag to the call to read_xml:

#include <boost/property_tree/ptree.hpp>
#include <boost/property_tree/xml_parser.hpp>

int main( void )
    // Create an empty property tree object
    using boost::property_tree::ptree;
    ptree pt;

    // reading file.xml
    read_xml("file.xml", pt, boost::property_tree::xml_parser::trim_whitespace );

    // writing the unchanged ptree in file2.xml
    boost::property_tree::xml_writer_settings<char> settings('\t', 1);
    write_xml("file2.xml", pt, std::locale(), settings);

    return 0;

The flag is documented here but the current maintainer of the library (Sebastien Redl) was kind enough to answer and point me to it.

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