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

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:56:23 -0500 (EST)

Hi Joshua,

On Mon, 5 Jan 2015, Joshua Krämer wrote:

> On 2015-01-05, 9:41, Mitchell wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Jan 2015, Joshua Krämer wrote:
>>> Thanks for the information. I will happily port the algorithm to
>>> Lua, but I will need some guidance/help with the Textadept
>>> integration. Would you agree to help with that?
>> Sure.
> Great. Here is a first question.
> The Scintilla message to set an explicit tab stop at distance x in
> px is: SCI_ADDTABSTOP(int line, int x)
> I could not find an equivalent in the Textadept API. Is there an
> undocumented way to do this?

Yes. Textadept's buffer API closely follows Scintilla's API. A more useful
representation of Scintilla's API is Scintilla's "include/Scintilla.iface"
file. (Textadept references it when generating its buffer API.) Search in
that file for "AddTabStop" and you'll see this:

   fun void AddTabStop=2676(int line, int x)

Since AddTabStop is a function with two parameters, Textadept maps it to

   function buffer:add_tab_stop(line, x) end

Even though this function is undocumented, it actually exists.
(You can look at "core/.buffer.luadoc" for all buffer functions and
properties Textadept knows about, documented or not.)


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