67631Re: New tab visualization
- Jan 2, 2013Andy Spencer wrote:
> On 2012-12-31 10:22, Kip Coul wrote:Instead of changing the meaning of tab: it's probably easier to add
> > Currently, the visualization of a tab is represented as a first
> > character followed by as many repetitions of a second character needed
> > to fill the width (lcs_tab1 and lcs_tab2 in the code, if I'm not
> > mistaken).
> > I'd like to do the opposite, through an option: the first character
> > repeated plus the second character at the end. That would enable using
> > arrows ('--->' for 4-space wide tabs).
> > What do you think about this? I could add an option such as 'tabview'
> > which could take two values.
> I've wanted this before as well.
> Maybe instead of adding another option you could modify how listchars
> works? You could use tab:xyz for the left character, the repeated middle
> character, and the (optional) right character. Then to get an arrow you
> could use:
> :set listchars=tab:-->
> Any existing configurations that use the two character format `tab:xy'
> would just be a special case and would be equivalent to tab:xyy.
another item, e.g. rtab:. Or bat: (although most users will miss the
hint of a reverse tab...).
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