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Re: A better UI than perform-replace

From: Adrian . B . Robert
Subject: Re: A better UI than perform-replace
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:06:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (windows-nt)

>> Rather it is a question of wanting (or needing) to clean-up alignment
>> _after_ replacing a token with a token of a different length. A very common
>> instance is ensuring that end of line comments start at a specified column.
> ...
> Personally, I think the answer is to offer a new mode targeted at "intelligent
> replacements" -- beginning life in ELPA -- rather than making changes to our
> current machinery.

I would love to see something like this.  And something as simple as
running indent-for-tab on the line +/- context would go a long way.
IntelliJ just started doing this in version 15 and it is a pleasure.

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