Atom package to support soft tabs length.
The package is published on the APM (Atom Package Manager) registry, so you can install it through the command line interpreter using:
apm install atom-soft-tabs-length
Atom soft tabs aren't configurable the way hard tabs are, that's why this package comes to the rescue: it provide an easy way to display consistent soft tabs length between different editors configurations.
Pretend that your are working on a project with
soft tabs of
2 spaces. A new developer join your team, but he usually works with
soft tabs of
4 spaces... that's a problem, because you don't want your source code to contain both 2 spaces and 4 spaces.
The package is built upon the great EditorConfig mechanism: it look for an
.editorconfig file in the project's root directory to detect indentation style, based on the
indent_size properties, whether to apply soft tabs length. If no configuration file is found, no soft tabs length will be applied, and the editor will display the soft tabs normally.
To properly display the soft tabs based on your coding styles, the package simulates the presence of invisible spaces, or virtual spaces, to represent your soft tabs. To make it work, it requires the indent guide to be enabled in order to tweak the indentation width/size on the Atom interface. By default the Atom styles are override and the indent guide is hide, but you can easily choose whether to display or not the indent guide in the package settings.
For now, the package officially only support
2 spaces and
4 spaces soft tabs length.
When applying soft tabs length to the current editor, the package displays scoped notifications depending on the user setting:
Projectdisplays a single notification as soon as you open any files in the current project
Filedisplays a single notification for each files in the current project
Nonedisables scoped notifications
You can exclude some paths with a
Regex pattern to tell the package to not apply the soft tabs length setting on specific files, folders, extensions, etc.
.css$ignores everything that ends with
Remember that the regular expression is applied to the full path of the file
If you want to report a bug or if you just want to request for a new feature/improvement, please feel free to fill an issue. Thanks for taking time to contribute to this package.
The project is developed under the MIT license:
Read the full license for more information about your rights.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
xavier.foucrier [at] gmail.com
Good catch. Let us know what about this package looks wrong to you, and we'll investigate right away.