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Re: [emacs] tabs, spaces, and indentation

From: PJ Weisberg
Subject: Re: [emacs] tabs, spaces, and indentation
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 14:43:35 -0700

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Nerius Landys <> wrote:

> However, there is still one thing needed to make it behave just
> like Notepad.  Let's say my cursor is positioned immediately following a tab
> character.  When I hit Backspace (I believe that causes a function
> "backward-delete-char" to be called), it converts that tab character into a
> bunch of spaces, then deletes the last space.  I would really like Backspace
> to just delete the tab character.  Is there any way to do this?  I suppose
> I'd have to rebind Backspace to a function other than backward-delete-char,
> but I'm not sure which function.

Is it bound to backward-delete-char?  Or is it bound to
backward-delete-char-untabify?  I believe the former does what you

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