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[Nano-devel] Tabs To Spaces Patch?

From: Stephan T. Lavavej
Subject: [Nano-devel] Tabs To Spaces Patch?
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 06:49:03 -0700

Why did nothing ever happen with the tabs to spaces patch at ?

Ideally, the following Metapad features would be implemented in nano:

Insert Tabs As Spaces - When the tab key is pressed, insert spaces up to the
next tab stop, instead of a tab. This is what the linked patch claims to do.

Tabify - Transform all large enough chunks of spaces into tabs (does not
change the appearance of the file).

Untabify - Convert all tabs to spaces (does not change the appearance of the

Additionally, I'd really like:

Smart Home - When home is pressed anywhere but at the very beginning of
nonwhitespace characters on a line, the cursor jumps to that beginning (it
may jump forwards or backwards, depending).  If the cursor is already at
that position, it will jump to the true beginning of the line.

Stephan T. Lavavej

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