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Re: Whitespace cleanup, tab-width and religion.

From: Michaël Cadilhac
Subject: Re: Whitespace cleanup, tab-width and religion.
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:11:20 +0100
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address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> address@hidden (Michaël Cadilhac) writes:
>> First, some facts:
>> - Whitespace cleanup considers 8 (and only 8) spaces to be
>> a tabulation, and discards the fact that `tab-width' could have been
>> changed.
>> - On the contrary, `tabify' uses `tab-width'.
> That doesn't look right indeed.
> Since whitespace-indent-regexp is already a defcustom, what's the
> problem for you modifying that explicitly when you modify tab-width?

Well, first because the contradiction between w-cleanup and tabify
would stay.

Also, putting w-i-regexp in a  Local Variable part produces a warning.
And I don't really want to  force a certain value of this variable but
just the amount of spaces it counts.

> That's not a clean solution, so we should reconsider this after the
> release.  Will you remind us then?

I will, thanks.

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