[Chicago] Emacs/vim whitespace question

Jonathan Hayward christos.jonathan.hayward at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 05:20:29 CET 2010

In vim you want a few settings in your vimrc to handle Python and in
particular to avoid annoying behavior. Turning on autoindent alone leaves
you subject to a nasty surprise re: significant whitespace. If you edit
existing code indented in one part to eight spaces, and append a line below
it, vim's default behavior at least in the past has been to indent an
"equivalent" equal to one tab, resulting in the Python compiler complaining
about not matching a previous indent.

Are there any inappropriate behaviors like this in an unconfigured emacs,
and if so, could I have appropriate settings material to say "Be nice to

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