67115Implementation of script support for non-uniform tabstops
- Nov 17, 2012Hello, dear community.
I have recently been in contact with Nick Gravgaard, the developer of elastic tabstops (http://nickgravgaard.com/elastictabstops/). When I asked him whether or not this idea might be implemented in VIM, he told me that the main obstacle was that, to quote him directly:
"Unfortunately, as far as I know VIM does not provide a way for vim scripts to set non-uniform tabstops on different lines, which is a pre-requisite for a good implementation of elastic tabstops."
He went on to say that:
"The best strategy would be to ask for the ability to set non-uniform tabstops on different lines, rather than asking for elastic tabstops specifically. This functionality allows elastic tabstops to be implemented but can also be used to implement many other features."
I am aware that elastic tabstops is not something many people use (yet). Still, for me it is a very nice feature to use with a gedit plugin, but since my favourite editor is vim, I was hoping that support for this might appear here, in the form of introducing non-uniform tabstop support.
Since my programming skills are below pathetic, I can't really contribute anything, but was hoping someone with more knowledge about the VIM source code might.
All the best,
PS: Thanks for keeping such a wonderful editor alive.
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