I set the tab stop list to be 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.
from the defaults (I think the default starts at 6
or so) and have indent-tabs-mode
set in my .emacs, but on M-x tabify, I still do
not get tab characters inserted in many places
where there are 2 or more
spaces starting a line. Where there are 8 spaces,
I believe it does put tabs in; via C-x = I can see
that it does occasionally put
a tab in (but I think it's only when the lines
start out with either 6 or 8 spaces; can't
Basically I need this to be compatible with others
using non-Emacs editors who are developing code
with me. They need
tabs to be there whereever they can be. By
setting the tab stop list to 2, 4, 6, 8, I thought
that I would be ensuring this. Yet
Emacs only wants to insert a tab when there are a
lot more than two whitespaces starting a line. I
am running GNU Emacs
20.6.1 and it is the Win2K port (yup: marooned on
What is the deal here? Does anyone have any
- Thanks in advance,
Chris Balz (pronouced, "Baltz").
". . . / This Cabinet is formd of Gold / And Pearl & Crystal shining bright
And within it opens into a World / . . .
Another England there I saw / Another London with its Tower
Another Thames & other Hills / And another pleasant Surrey Bower
. . ." - from The Crystal Cabinet, a poem by William Blake.