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Re: [vox-tech] vim leaves # comments at beginning of line when indenting
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Re: [vox-tech] vim leaves # comments at beginning of line when indenting

Issac Trotts wrote:
> As an example, suppose I've written some Python code with a comment
> # Assorted verbiage here
> and then decide to indent it.  I position my cursor on the line and
> press the magic vim key sequence >>.  Nothing happens.  I go to other
> lines not beginning with '#' and do the same thing.  They get indented.
> I assume Bram Moolenar didn't do this as a practical joke, so it's a
> mystery to me...  Can someone tell me the rationale, and how to make it
> do what I want anyway?

Well, that doesn't happen to me, even when editing Python code. I have
all the default syntax files that come with vim on Debian Unstable, and
I haven't coded in Python yet so I just found some random script that is
part of some package and tried it on that. I can imagine that some odd
combination of tabstops, shiftwidths, etc. would lead to some weirdness.
Personally, I use 

    set nocompatible
    set tabstop=4
    set shiftwidth=4
    set expandtab

in my ~/.vimrc 


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