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Re: Elastic tabstops?

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Elastic tabstops?
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:57:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:


> is there an Emacs mode which implements elastic tabstops (tabstops
> that expand or shrink to fit their contents)?

Isn't that basically the same which `indent-relative' does?

,----[ C-h f indent-relative RET ]
| indent-relative is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `indent.el'.
| (indent-relative &optional unindented-ok)
| Space out to under next indent point in previous nonblank line.
| An indent point is a non-whitespace character following whitespace.
| The following line shows the indentation points in this line.
|     ^         ^    ^     ^   ^           ^      ^  ^    ^
| If the previous nonblank line has no indent points beyond the
| column point starts at, `tab-to-tab-stop' is done instead, unless
| this command is invoked with a numeric argument, in which case it
| does nothing.
| See also `indent-relative-maybe'.


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