Subject: Vi oddity
To: None <email@example.com>
From: David Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/14/1994 14:15:03
Has anyone else noticed the following vi oddity (before I send-pr it):
^D does not always back out one indent stop when in auto-indent mode.
I use a 4-space indent, which vi implements using spaces and tabs (8-character
tabs). If my ^D backs out over 4 spaces, it works. If it should back out
over a tab (replacing it with spaces) then it won't, at first. The first
^D is effectively ignored. If I type ^D again, it is honored.
This does not always happen. If I am closing a bunch of nested '}'s,
then it pretty well always happens. It seems that if I type in more code
after closing a '}', then it usually doesn't happen. I have yet to do
(I know, I know, switch to Emacs... :-)
David Jones, M.A.Sc student, Electronics Group (VLSI), University of Toronto
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