NOTE: I use the symbol to represent the character SPACE (U+0020) for visibility.

I have a template like this:

${1:$$(yas-choose-value (with-current-buffer "foo-buf" (foo-get-name-list)))}␣[label="$1"];

When I pick an entry "Foo" from the list returned from foo-get-name-list, I expect to see an output line like


Instead, however, I get


How can I preserve that SPACE after Foo and before the LEFT SQUARE BRACKET?

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    Please choose only one forum, not both: stackoverflow.com/questions/39375355/… – lawlist Sep 7 '16 at 17:29
  • Sorry, @lawlist. After I posted on S/O, I remembered the existence of this forum and realized I should have posted here. I didn't see an obvious way to move the question. – Colin Fraizer Sep 8 '16 at 11:31

The problem is that the $$(yas-choose-value... is not expanded before the indentation kicks in, so when yasnippet indents the snippet, the buffer text looks like: ␣[label=""]; and the space is removed by indenting. You can disable indentation for a snippet by adding # expand-env: ((yas-indent-line nil)) to the snippet.

I'm not sure yet whether to classify this as a yasnippet bug or not.

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