[Openmcl-devel] Indenting more than one line

Ron Garret ron at awun.net
Fri Nov 30 10:31:10 PST 2007

On Nov 30, 2007, at 10:18 AM, Gary Byers wrote:

> There are a couple of relevant editor commands involved.
> "Indent" (bound to the tab key) tries to ensure that the current line
> is indented properly relative to the preceding line.
> "Indent Form" (bound to "C-M-q") indents the lisp form which follows
> the insertion point.
> When the selection is empty, both of these seem to behave exactly
> the same as they do in Fred and other Emacs-like editors.
> When there is a selection, it would certainly be reasonable for
> those commands to indent all selected lines.  (I believe that both  
> "tab"
> and "C-M-q" did this in Fred.)

When in doubt, having things work the way they do in Fred is nearly  
always the Right Thing :-)


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