"Jim Freeze" <jim / freeze.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:20040224111638.GA23593 / freeze.org...
> On Tuesday, 24 February 2004 at 12:32:46 +0900, Patrick Bennett wrote:
> > >
> > FWIW, I have yet to hear a good reason for hard tabs.  :)   As soon as
a
> > *single* space is used *anywhere* on a line after tabs, the tabs mean
> > nothing and will cause the indentation to be mismatched on someone
> > else's system.  With spaces, the indentation is *always* correct.
>
> Speaking of tabs, I have a colleague that uses emacs. Using
> ruby-mode.el, <tabbing> indents two spaces, unless he tabs
> 4 times. Then the 8 spaces are converted to a hard tab.
>
> Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Particularly, is
> there a way for ruby-mode.el to do this so he does not have to
> permanently change his tab setting in emacs.

I'm not an emacs expert and the only solution that I would come up with is
to write a hook that sets indent-tabs-mode to nil when entering ruby mode.

Regards

    robert


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