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Re: Understanding Emacs and Tabs


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Understanding Emacs and Tabs
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 16:16:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Eric Pement) writes:

> Hi! I've just posted a web page entitled "Understanding GNU Emacs
> and Tabs", which I hope to be of help to other users who have
> had trouble understanding how Emacs handles the TAB key and
> TAB display.

I wish it explained better about syntax-driven indentation.  The key
issue, I think, is that syntax-driven indentation can usually be
configured to the user's liking.  And once that has happened, it is a
useful time-saver.

(Myself, I just mostly adjust my coding style to what syntax-driven
indentation suggests.  I did change the standard indentation offset
from 2 to 4, but that was it.)

Another detail that might be useful is the variable
c-tab-always-indent.  I think the default value is true, but if you
set it to false then TAB in the middle of a line will do like M-i,
which is probably what people like.
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