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Re: Display tables and `tabify'

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Display tables and `tabify'
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 12:53:31 +0200 (IST)

On 10 Apr 2001, Samuel Padgett wrote:

> Sometimes I use the following to display TABs as `\t':
> (aset standard-display-table ?\t (vector ?\\ ?t))
> The `tabify' command, however, breaks when I do this.  For instance,
> if I have a line that begins with two TAB characters (and no spaces),
> the TABs are replaced by "    " (four spaces) after `tabify' runs.
> The amount of whitespace in the buffer should stay the same.

I'm not sure.  `tabify' preserves the _visual_ appearence of the text.
For example, if you modify tab-width, the amount of TABs inserted by
`tabify' will change accordingly, right?  I don't see how your case is

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