Questions tagged [indentation]

Indenting is used to organize code by indicating blocks, closures, conditionals, and other constructs. It makes code easier to read, and in some languages is used to handle control flow.

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How to disable babel block indentation?

Is it possible to disable the indentation of new babel source blocks? I played with electric-indent-local-mode and org-src-preserve-indentation without success. Current output: * aa ** bb #+...
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Any Elisp equivalent of Python's inspect.cleandoc?

When working with code generation, Python's inspect.cleandoc is quite useful, as it allows to write inline code in a multi-line string and then automatically adjust the indentation. # -- Input: def ...
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Is there a way to automatically indent a parenthesis in Slime REPL after pressing `C-m o`?

I am using Slime, Paredit, and SBCL to code in Common Lisp. While editing a .lisp file, suppose I have this code: (dotimes (i 4)) I will represent the cursor (point) as -!-. Having the cursor in this ...
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How to define global keybinding for `C-c >` and `C-c <` using defhydra

I am trying to apply following solutions's keybinding to overwrite all mode's keybindings for C-c > and C-c <. From the answer for Can we do C-c > and > and > to continue indentation: (...
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Behavior of indentation in Org

I use Emacs 27.2 and Org 9.4.6. Since a very recent update of Org, I noticed a strange change in the behavior of indentation. In my init file, I have set the variable org-adapt-indentation to '...
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Why Emacs creates multiples whitespaces after a create a comment and jump to a new line?

I am using Emacs, Paredit, Slime to work on Common Lisp (SBCL). When I create a comment such as: ; test It is placed as expected. But if I press return in order to create a new line below ;test this ...
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How to set the default indentation width globally?

By default Emacs uses tab instead of spaces for indentation, so I changed these 2 variables to change this behavior, (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil) ;; Disable indent with tabs (setq ...
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New line and indent without electric mode

I have come to hate the inconsistency of the electric indent mode and I haven't much of a clue about how it works anyways, so I've disabled it and am trying to get the desired behavior from scratch. I ...
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How to get the following indentation style in c?

I would like to have the following behavior: int main(){ to result in: int main(){ | } Where pipe is the cursor, and I DON'T have to press RETURN key after '{'. I have already achieved the ...
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incorrect c++ enum indentation in emacs 26.x

My emacs 26.3 insists on a very strange enum indentation even when started with --no-init-file --no-site-file class A { public: enum EnumWithLongName { val0, ...
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How to fix indentation for `dash.el` threading macros (e.g. `->>`)

As I write more Elisp, I find myself using the threading macro increasingly often. However, since it is an imported, not a built-in one, the indentation is not like what I want it to be. For example, ...
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No PHP blade block syntax highlight or indentation

I am creating an app with Laravel using Emacs and I can't get Emacs to highlight syntax using web-mode in blade with neither @php @endphp blocks or using <?php ?> blocks. I saw this question ...
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`dtrt-indent-mode` erroneously uses Tab characters

Here is an example file (/tmp/asdf.sh), for which I want dtrt-indent-mode to do the right thing. #! /usr/bin/env bash function asdf() { printf "asASDFASDF" echo "1234" } ...
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Indentation in Org Mode Source Block with Return

I have a weird behavior in org-mode. When I create a source block, pressing RET indents the current and all previous lines with 2 spaces, resulting in something like #+begin_src bash :results output ...
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Why is electric-indent-mode adding extra indentation after pressing return twice in org source blocks?

When I try to write code in source block in Org mode, pressing return once acts as expected while hitting it a second time increases the indentation to two levels if it's currently less than that. ...
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web-mode mojolicious, indentation of elsif

I'm editing my mojolicious templates (.ep extention, perl+html) in webmode. Everything works fine, except the indentation when I use elsif. Say I have % if ( $type eq 'A' ) { % } elsif ( $type eq '...
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How to change CSS files to indent to 2 spaces?

I have only installed emacs straight out of the box. I have not installed anything else: GNU Emacs 26.3 Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. ...
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How to disable auto indentation in asm-mode

When programming in extended assembler (using asm-mode), auto indentation insists on indenting compiler directives, such as #define, #if and #endif, how can I disable this? Emacs version: 0.300.0@26....
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Dynamic virtual indentation Makefile minor-mode or configuration option

Is there a minor-mode, or configuration setting for Makefile mode that does the following? When viewing a Makefile with lots nested ifeq..endif / ifneq..endif blocks, the buffer contents will be ...
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Emacs Fortran 90 mode indentation too aggressive

In my newer version of emacs, when I edit a Fortran 90 source code and press enter key (new line), the cursor moves down but also skips by some spaces (depending on context) to right. I find the ...
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PSGML conflicts with built-in `sgml-mode`

I’ve installed psgml 1.4.0-9 and psgml-html-mode for DTD-aware editing of HTML.* But the built-in sgml-mode/html-mode seems to be causing some problems: some tags are highlighted in font-lock-function-...
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I am writing Fortran code in emacs but the tab key behaviour changes in F90 mode. Can I change it back?

On loading a f90 file, emacs changes to F90 mode, which changes some emacs behaviours. When I press <tab> emacs inserts two spaces at the left margin. Now when I use the backspace key it deletes ...
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I don't understand skeleton.el indenting rules

As a fun (?) exercise, I am testing skeleton.el templates for some repeated, boring boilerplate coding tasks. I want to generate something like this: int main () { if () { if() { ...
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Commenting in and Org-mode block (SRC) indents entire block. How to comment without indenting org src block?

In my org-mode source blocks, any commenting with a function indents the entire source block. Is this normal behavior? Is there a setting to allow commenting of region, or line without indenting the ...
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Emacs script to indent files from the command line

I am trying to create an Emacs script that indents HTML files from the command line. This is what I have so far: #!/usr/bin/env -S emacs --script (require 'web-mode) (indent-region (point-min) (point-...
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How do I change the default indentation of 'if' for Common Lisp and Scheme?

When I am using (setq lisp-indent-function 'common-lisp-indent-function), the ifs are indented like this: (if x y z) For Scheme, (setq lisp-indent-function 'scheme-indent-function) also ...
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Emacs incorrectly indenting C code when auto-fill-mode is enabled

I have this single line in my ~/.emacs: (add-hook 'prog-mode-hook 'auto-fill-mode) Now I open a foo.c with Emacs and type this code. I only type the code and enter. I do not type any tab. This is the ...
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How do I keep the indentation on org-babel-tangle?

In literate programming, I often like to write my code in small snippets and then export them all at once via org-babel-tangle. This works great for non-indentation sensitive code (especially with ...
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How to stop auto-fill from indenting with spaces when it wraps?

I just added this to my init.el (add-hook 'text-mode-hook '(lambda () (auto-fill-mode 1) (set-fill-column 100))) I am getting the desired autofill, but I am getting four spaces on the new line. How ...
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In Org, how can I mix ordered and unordered lists (numbers and bullets) at the same indentation level?

I'm new to org mode, and I'm trying to figure out if something like this is possible, and if so, how to do realize it: * Unordered 1. Ordered 2. Ordered * UNORDERED * Unordered The key ...
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TAB doesn't indent just pops up completion list

When I enter a new line and with the cursor auto indented due to electric-indent-mode, I see indent-cycles (x) in the modeline, so I hit TAB to cycle the indentation to where I want the cursor to be ...
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Emacs not indenting enum / enum class contents

I've got a small problem to do with Doom Emacs / Emacs. Enum contents are not indented at all... Here's what I would like: enum class RandomEnum { A, B, C, D }; Here's what I get: ...
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ctrl-backspace behaves differently across emacs environments, though .init file is same

I recently needed to start using another mac for work and I wanted to duplicate my spacemacs settings onto my new computer. I simply copied all files located in .emacs onto my new computer, and it ...
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Python indent region is wrong

Given the code: def main(args=None): if args is None: args = sys.argv[1:] load_data() Calling indent-region on the code (under python mode), the output would be: def main(args=None): ...
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Can we do `C-c >` and `>` and `>` to continue indentation

I am using following answer to handle indentations Emacs bulk indent for Python C-c > or C-c C-l shifts the region 4 spaces to the right C-c < or C-c C-r shifts the region 4 spaces to the left ...
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adaptive-wrap-prefix-mode behavior is different/inconsistent inside a buffer

in org-mode I have adaptive-wrap-prefix-mode on. The indentation though has a inconsistent behavior. I have already tried to toggle visual-line-mode and word wrap but the sometimes correct and ...
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Javascript mode mixes tabs and spaces for indent

My javascript mode indents with a mix of tabs and spaces. I'm ok with the mix if spaces are used for cosmetic alignment, but this is just wrong: First level of indentation is spaces, second is tab, ...
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Wrong indentation of block directives in rst-mode

I'm having issues with indentation of block directives in rst-mode. Colons in the directives are always indenting, and I always have to backspace to get it back on the right line. But even backspace ...
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How to set indentation in cperl mode

Here is the code: $app->helper('turizm_images__get_validation_params' => sub{ my $c = shift; my $config = $c->config('upload'); Is it possible to ...
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How to set js-mode indent in Emacs >= 27.1

I have my tab width set to two spaces and this has worked fine for many years. I have just upgraded to Emacs 27.1, and now js-mode is displaying tabs as three spaces wide, ignoring my preferred ...
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Indentation by using AST from external program

I'm pondering over doing indentation by using an AST created with an external (non-emacs) tool. But so far I do not really know where to start. Are there emacs packages which already did this? Any ...
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SMIE: if-elseif-else constructs

I'm struggling with teaching SMIE how to handle if-elseif-else constructs correctly. In the following test file the indentation of the last line, i.e. xoxox;, is wrong. I suppose something's wrong ...
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Maintaining consistent visual fill column under `org-indent-mode`

How can one enable org-indent-mode (or otherwise indent content to Org headings) while still maintaining a consistent visual fill column?
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Indentation for typeclass in coq mode

In coq-mode for typeclasses in shifts the braces: Class Group G : Type := { e : G; mult : G -> G -> G; inv : G -> G; }. Is it possible to disable the braces indentation and ...
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Indentation with uniform initialization spanning several lines

This is how the following line is currently indented for me: std::array<int, 4> arr { 54, 37, 54, 37 }; However, I would like it to be indented like this: std::array<int, 4> arr { 54, ...
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SMIE — Indentation After Comments

I've written a very simple mode using SMIE (see code below) that produces some weird indentation after comments that I do not understand. Here is an example: int a /**/ ; int b; int a /**/; int ...
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elisp mode set tab width to 2 spaces

My global tab-width is set to 4. But in elisp-mode I get 6 spaces per tab in indentation. So the code after auto indenting looks like this: (defun new-eshell () (interactive) (when (one-...
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yas-expand doesn't trigger reindent in aggressive-indent-mode

I'm trying to make a call to yas-expand doesn't trigger aggressive-indent. I'm guessing this is because yas-expand, for some reason, doesn't trigger a call to after-change-functions into which ...
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How to NOT Auto Indent when a specific Character is inputted?

So I recently encountered a problem programming in C that whenever I enter the left parenthesis character, (, Emacs auto-idents the code. [4 spaces here]DATA *SeqQueueOut( I know that there is this ...
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How to set python indent offset to 2 spaces in elpy emacs?

I use elpy package for Python 3 in Emacs. It uses yapf to format a Python buffer. I have tried about everything, setting tab-width to 2 and setting python-indent-offset to 2 but nothing makes it so ...

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