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In go-mode, inside a rune hitting the tab key doesn't add the tab character.

E.g.:

var foobar = `
If I place the point at the start of this line and press tab it wouldn't add the tab character :(
`
var barfoo = 1 // I expect the tab character not to be added if I do the same  here

How can I get this behavior?

Trying what's proposed here doesn't do it.

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    As last resort you can always insert a tab character by typing C-q TAB.
    – Tobias
    May 27, 2016 at 13:43
  • What does M-: (nth 3 (syntax-ppss (point))) say when point is where you want to insert the tab character?
    – Tobias
    May 27, 2016 at 13:47
  • It is likely that you did something wrong when installing emacs.stackexchange.com/a/19807/8223. Put the defun and the add-hook into your initialization file, maybe re-compile the file, then restart emacs and try again. (Note, the restart is actually not required. But I added it here to make sure that you restart everything. (E.g., restart go-mode for the go-file after you installed the hook.)
    – Tobias
    May 27, 2016 at 13:58
  • Result of the command: 96 (#o140, #x60, ?`)Restarting Emacs I do as last resort and I my least preferred. (E)Lisp is powerful enough to provide a solution. @Tobias. +1 to C-q TAB but inconvenient. May 27, 2016 at 15:23
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    If you do this with the go file already loaded you need to do M-x normal-mode afterwards to run the hook functions.
    – Tobias
    Jun 9, 2016 at 18:51

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