Re: [code] [textadept] Language specific settings

From: Rob Kendrick <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:28:26 +0000

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 02:05:44PM -0500, Mitchell wrote:
> >This strikes me as a common enough desire that there should probably be
> >some built-in infrastructure for doing it that allows more succinct
> >configuration.
> Do you have an idea? I cannot think of one that has as much
> flexibility as doing something language-specific in a LEXER_LOADED
> event. For example, using tables for indentation settings feels too
> constraining:
> textadept.file_types.indentation.javascript = {
> use_tabs = true,
> tab_width = 4
> }

Nobody said you had to remove the hook on the LEXER_LOADED event too :)
> >In such a thing, I believe it might be desirable to allow the
> >configuration of indentation rules not just based on lexer in use, but
> >path, as not all projects follow the same.
> I cannot imagine what a framework for this would look like... ideas?

Probably a list of regexps/patterns to look through on file load, which
can then either be functions as before to manipulate the state, or a
data structure as above. This is essentially how Emacs and Vim do it.


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