67143Re: Implementation of script support for non-uniform tabstops
- Nov 19, 2012On Mon, Nov 19, 2012, at 16:21, Matthew Winn wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:28:19 -0800 (PST), Ben FritzWas this the reason for this feature not making it into the official
> <fritzophrenic@...> wrote:
> > 1. Implement variable-width tabstops by allowing a comma-separated list to be used as a value for 'tabstop'. For example, setting ts=4,2,8 would have the first tab in the line stop at column 4, the next stop at column 6, and all other tabs stop at 14, 22, 30, ...
> I implemented a patch to do this a few years ago, when I was out of
> work and decided to grab something off the TODO list to keep me busy.
> (It's since been taken over by someone else.) During the initial
> discussion it was decided that it wasn't a good idea to have multiple
> values in the "tabstop" option in case someone tried to treat its
> value as a number
version of Vim? If so, is there another way to remain backwards
compatible with stuff that expects its value to be a number?
> so I eventually settled on "vartabstop" as the name of the option.--
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