Using the reStructuredText bundle, I keep running into a problem with TextMate "forgetting" the soft tabs settings I apply to the .rst file extension.

When I quit TextMate, start it, open my project's folder, then open a .rst file, it knows my preferred tab size, but it defaults to hard tabs.

When I switch it to soft tabs, it remembers it for the duration of the TextMate session.  That is, when I close the window for the project, then reopen it, it still remembers that I prefer soft tabs for .rst files.

I've even closed TextMate, opened com.macromates.textmate.plist file with the Property List Editor and made sure that Root/OakTextViewScopedSoftTabs/text.restructuredtext/softTabs was set to "Yes", saved it, closed PLE, reopened TextMate, and it still thinks that I want hard tabs for .rst files.

It doesn't seem to be doing this for other file types.  Very frustrating!  I'd gotten used to the habit of letting TextMate remember my soft tab settings; now I seem to be getting into a defensive habit of double-checking soft tab settings -- not exactly an experience I enjoy having spent money for.  :)

Any suggestions about what I can do to get TextMate to remember soft tab settings?


Matthew Scott