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bug#4069: 23.1.50; whitespace.el


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#4069: 23.1.50; whitespace.el
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 19:17:40 -0400

Hi Vinicius,

Could you take a look at this bug report?  Thanks:


"Craig Falls" <address@hidden> wrote:

> There is a problem with whitespace-cleanup, when called before
> whitespace-turn-on.  The buffer-local variable
> whitespace-indentation-regexp doesn't get updated to correspond to the
> buffer-local value of indent-tabs-mode.  This means that even if
> indent-tabs-mode is nil, a line with text following a single tab
> character will not be converted into a line of text following 8 space
> characters when whitespace-cleanup is called.  There is a simple
> work-around -- just turn whitespace on and off again to set the
> buffer-local variables:

> (defun my-whitespace-cleanup ()
>   "Fixes a bug in whitespace-cleanup in which buffer-local
> indent-tabs-mode is not respected."
>   (interactive)
>   (whitespace-turn-on) ;; sets buffer-local variables
>   (whitespace-turn-off) ;; don't actually want the mode to be on
>   (whitespace-cleanup))

> Here are instructions to replicate the problem:

> Start up with no .emacs.  Set indent-tabs-mode to nil.  Make sure
> 'indentation is in whitespace-style.  Insert a tab character into a
> buffer with no spaces after it, e.g. the line could be "\tfoo".  Run
> whitespace-cleanup in the buffer.  Note that the tab character is still
> there.  Now run my-whitespace-cleanup.  Note that the tab character has
> been replaced by spaces.

> The fact that indent-tabs-mode is buffer-local is important.  For
> example, makefile-mode sets it to true since tabs are a necessary part
> of the syntax of make files.





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