I'm currently using emacs 25.3 on Mac OSX installed using Homebrew, and without any modifications in my
.emacs file or anywhere else. I think I may be fundamentally misunderstanding what
paragraph-indent-text-mode is for. I enter
M-x. Then, I type four spaces (which from the documentation I'm assuming is supposed to indicate that I'm beginning a paragraph), then a few sentences that visually wraps around several times (with a
\ (backslash) character). Then, I use
RET to begin a new paragraph.
Strangely, the whitespace at the beginning of the text that I just typed gets deleted automatically.
Now I repeat a few more times, and each time I use
RET, the whitespace that I inserted previously gets deleted automatically, which I find to be extremely odd. I'm not putting any blank lines between paragraphs, because I'm assuming that's the entire point of
paragraph-indent-text-mode: that you don't need to. However, because of this automatic deletion, all the text that I have typed now belongs to a single paragraph.
There must be something that I am completely missing here; how am I supposed to be using this mode to write paragraphs, if the very action that I'm supposed to be taking to indicate that I'm starting a new paragraph always gets deleted every time I use