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bug#8187: 24.0.50; Regression: TAB does not indent region


From: Gregor Zattler
Subject: bug#8187: 24.0.50; Regression: TAB does not indent region
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 00:11:05 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hi Stefan,
* Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> [06. Mar. 2011]:
>>  - Set text-mode in the *scratch* buffer. (text-mode).
>>  - Select the first 3 lines.
>>  - Type <TAB>
> [...]
>> I think, this is a regression.
> 
> Using `indent-region' in Emacs-23 in a text-mode buffer results in
> a "staircase" effect (tho it depends whether the text was originally
> indented and how), so the Emacs-24 behavior is not really a regression,
> just a different failure by deactivating a chunk of code which didn't do
> the right thing.  

O.K. I didn't see this.

> We should probably add an indent-region-function in
> text-mode which does (more or less) what you expect (probably it should
> do what TAB does on the first line and then apply the same indent step
> to all subsequent lines).

Sounds good to mee, but:

> Patches welcome,

that I'm not able to do.

Thanks, Gregor
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