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Re: [AUCTeX] (New?) No indentation in some circumstances

From: Mosè Giordano
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] (New?) No indentation in some circumstances
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:37:59 +0200

Hi *Denis*,

2016-06-20 16:44 GMT+02:00 Denis Bitouzé <address@hidden>:
> Hi Mosè,
> Le 19/06/16 à 23h24, Mosè Giordano a écrit :
>> Hi Denise,
> Denise is a female name and mine is Denis, a male one ;)

oh my bad, I have a (female) friend called Denise, that's why I'm more
used to type Denise than Denis, sorry :-)

>> Are you sure it used to work in this case?
> Yes, I am quite sure as I didn't noticed this behavior earlier in
> multiple files where several parts of the code are of the same kind.
>> If you could provide a version where it worked we could try to look
>> for the culprit.
> Well, I don't know how to go back to earlier versions of AUCTeX.
>>> Do you know what's going on?
>> I think you got it right: unbalanced "\begin" and "\end" are a
>> problem.
> Sigh...

To be honest, I don't remember a "recent" change that could have
broken this kind of indentation.  I trust you if you tell me that it
worked at some point in the past, but having a working version to
compare would be really great in order to try and fix this problem.

>> A couple of possible dirty workarounds: if possible, move the
>> offending code in a separate file in order not to break indentation
>> for the rest of the code;
> Probably a bit overkilling...

Didn't I tell you it was "dirty"? :-D

>> make "\newcommand" a verbatim command (I don't remember it it's
>> possible to do it for two-argument macros, though).
> I will loose automatic indentation within arguments of such verbatim
> command, isn't it?

Yes, but I don't think "\newcommand" is an often-used command,
especially with long arguments.

>> In addition, can't you do the conditional test on the argument of
>> "\begin{tabular}" only and call "\begin{tabular}" just once?
> The following, for instance, fails because of "! Argument of \ifthenelse
> has an extra }":
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{xifthen}
> \begin{document}
> \newcommand{\blah}{%
>   \textbf{%
>     blah%
>   }%
> }
> \newcommand*{\bleh}{%
>   \begin{tabular}%
>     address@hidden
>     {l}%
>     }{%
>     {r}%
>     }%
>     bleh
>   \end{tabular}
> }
> \newcommand{\blih}[1]{%
>   \textbf{%
>     blih%
>   }%
> }
> \bleh
> \end{document}
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

I was thinking about something like

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

but not exactly this because it won't work.  You should ask for help
on a specialized *TeX forum or mailing list, I think this would be the
best solution, both for readability and to avoid the problem you ran


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