Re: [code] [textadept] Feature request: Elastic tabstops

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 10:41:36 -0500 (EST)

Hi Joshua,

On Fri, 2 Jan 2015, Joshua Krmer wrote:

> Hi all,
> a feature I liked a lot in Gedit that is missing from Textadept is the
> elastic tabstops mechanism. If you do not know it yet, you can read
> about it here:
> An elastic tabstops implementation is already available for Scintilla:
> It would be great if this feature could be added to Textadept. Elastic
> tabstops are great for code alignment, and indispensable if you work
> with tab-separated-values files.
> By the way, it would be nice to have a menu entry with a function to
> enter arbitrary tab sizes, instead of the 4 distinct sizes offered at
> the moment.

Textadept supports the API for this (though it is not documented). You
could probably port the C++ code from github to Lua without too much
trouble. I will not be working on this however, as I have no need for it.


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