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bug#8189: 24.0.50; indenting region with TAB deactivates region


From: Gregor Zattler
Subject: bug#8189: 24.0.50; indenting region with TAB deactivates region
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 00:15:23 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hi Stefan,
* Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> [06. Mar. 2011]:
>> This bug report is about deactivating the region.  I don't know if it's
>> easy to fix this but it would be nice if it would be possible to indent
>> the region several times by simply hitting TAB several times.
> 
> The command usually bound to TAB is really meant for programming
> languages, where it indents to "The Correct Indentation", so repeating
> it makes no sense.

I see.  I don't program but it's the same in org-mode.
 
> We could make it repeatable in text-mode buffers, but I suspect that
> you'd also want to be able to "fine-tune" it or to un-indent in
> a similar way, so maybe you want a more comprehensive solution.

If there is no spacial structure (programming, lists, outlines)
simply indenting as often as TAB is pressed seems very natural to
me. 


Thanks again, Gregor
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