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Re: Indenting code: C-M-\ v C-x C-q

From: Stephen H. Westin
Subject: Re: Indenting code: C-M-\ v C-x C-q
Date: 11 Nov 2003 15:26:50 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

"Siegfried Heintze" <> writes:


> I just I happend to be poking around the and noticed
> something about indenting perl code with C-M-\ and discovered it works great
> for indenting perl code in regular emacs too!
> Oh -- the time I could have saved if I had known this!  Why are there two
> keys to do the same thing?

They don't. C-x C-q does a paragraph fill. With text, this means that
it takes the current paragraph (all the text surrounding the point and
between blank lines), treats it as a single line, then divides into
lines no wider than the fill column. C-M-\ indents programming code
within the currently selected region, without changing line breaks.

If writers of java-mode and such added auto indenting to "fill-paragraph",
I guess that's a nice extra feature.


-Stephen H. Westin
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