[linux-elitists] lawyers, vim, software patents

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Sat May 12 23:37:17 PDT 2001

on Sat, May 12, 2001 at 01:58:30PM -0700, Wil Cooley (wcooley@nakedape.cc) wrote:
> Thus spake Don Marti:
> > I'd like to look at people's .vimrc files for an LJ piece; if you have
> > anything particularly cool in yours, please post it and I'll give you
> > appropriate credit if I use it.
> Here's mine, with some useful mappings from filling text and some useful
> DocBook maps.
> Wil
> -- 
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> set tabstop=4

I'd consider it poor practice to modify tabstop.  Different applications
treat this independently, and most default to 8 bytes.  I'd set
shiftwidth to 4 and leave tabs at 8 for a useful, but consistent,

Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>    http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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