[TxMt] tab emulation only at start of line
nemo at mechintosh.com
Sat Nov 13 14:19:17 UTC 2004
Allan Odgaard wrote:
> On 12. Nov 2004, at 15:58, M Spreij wrote:
>> Would it be possible to have tab-emulation only function at the start
>> of a line? Extremely few (if any) of the documents I edit directly
>> have a column layout (where tabs would be useful), I only really use
>> them for indentation.. and when editing regular text it'd be nice to
>> have backspace/delete only remove one space at the time.
> I agree that tab emulation sucks for prose (for me generally when I
> accidentally do an extra space and want to delete it again, it may
> delete both spaces) -- though having it only work in the front of the
> line will probably not be good for code.
> Would you ever need tab emulation in prose? cause if not, the solution
> could be to have tab emulation a file type specific setting.
> I also could do a heuristic to catch the double-space problem, but I'm
> afraid that this wouldn't be without false positives, which would
> probably frustrate people using it for writing code.
If tabs could be made visible (like - I hate to say it - in BBEdit), that
would solve my particular problem as well, I think, as then I could just
make sure the indentations were always tabs, and turn of Tab Emulation.
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