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Re: Spaces rather than tabs by a major mode hook

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Spaces rather than tabs by a major mode hook
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:18:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jean Louis wrote:

>> Disabling automatic indentation completely must be a single
>> command operation, with Emacs tracking what electric
>> indentation functionality is enabled automatically, and
>> disable them without putting such burdens on the user.
>> Emacs has ended up with an artificial intelligence machine
>> that takes control away from the human being, if our
>> intelligence cannot figure out a quick and direct way to
>> turn off its plug.
> I guess it is rather helpful to many users. But that is just
> a guess. For sure I personally prefer many automatic
> indentations, and that is one of main reasons why I prefer
> Emacs as editor.
>   For example, I like that I simply press RET and get in the
>   next line of this paragraph. It helps me many times when
>   formatting list items. The way I like it.
> There are many options in Emacs, and to find the one with
> indentation is really difficult. I do not think that you
> would easily find it out without asking on mailing list.
> That option to turn it off exists, that means you are still
> in charge.
> And after using Emacs a lot, when I get into other editor,
> I feel the same, those editors are taking control over my
> habits or lack of habits. All those are subjective
> perceptions, in other words, illusions.

This thread, difficult to understand to begin with, has now
turned completely incomprehensible. Why don't we ask the river
where its water runs dry?

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