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Re: Two adjacent spaces and tabify

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Two adjacent spaces and tabify
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:29:52 +0200

> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:33:07 +0000
> From: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>
> I have some elisp source on which tabify has been run.  This is fine and
> good, but in many places in comments (and even strings), two spaces have
> been replaced by a tab.  Even worse, in many other places, two spaces
> have been replaced by tab, space.
> With a tab-width of 8, one of these can be expected to occur every
> fourth end of sentence, more or less.  This is not good.
> It is easy enough to configure tabify such that only spaces at the
> beginning of a line are candidates for tabs, but that might wipe out
> desired tabs (for example, in commented out code).
> Does anybody already have a solution for this problem, or any good ideas
> on how to fix the current state (or even how to stop it happening in the
> first place)?

Don't tabify.  Instead, set indent-tabs-mode to non-nil, and
_reindent_ everything, e.g. with C-M-\.

Tabify is for text files and ASCII art, not for program sources.

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