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Timothy M. Schaeffer
Tue, 9 Jan 2001 10:00:18 -0500
I posted this to the xemacs list and no one seemed to understand what I
wanted. Here is the text of my original post:
Is there a way to have tabs always displayed as tab-width spaces? I want
tabs to be displayed as indentation, always the same size, no matter where
on a line it starts. Do I have to modify the sources to do this?
I do NOT need to hear about tab-width or tab-stop-list. I want to change
how tabs are DISPLAYED. E.g. In the following, assume (= tab-width 8) =>
<1 >v = function_call
<2 > <3 >(arg1, ...);
The <...> are tabs. Tab3 is displayed as 4 characters wide, not 8, to align
with the next tab stop. I don't care about tab stops, because I am using
tabs as /indentation/ here, not alignment (and I am not using punch cards,
or TSO). I am using spaces to align things, and I do not want to have to
align everything on specific columns. This better fits the
file-as-character-stream concept of most modern OSs (and computing tasks),
not the file-as-records concept. Do I have to put up with this throwback,
or can I have tab3 displayed as 8 characters here?
There could very well be an option in Emacs for this, couldn't there be?
(This could be taken two ways; take both.)
- Displaying tabs,
Timothy M. Schaeffer <=