[H-GEN] Emacs configuration hassles

Martin Pool mbp at linuxcare.com.au
Thu Jul 27 04:10:34 EDT 2000

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On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 05:35:21PM +1000, Ben Fowler wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm trying to get XEmacs to do my bidding but I'm having little luck
> I like to indent my code at 8 spaces per tab, so I put something like the
> following in my .emacs file.
> (set-custom-variables '(c-basic-offset 8))
> (add-hook 'c-mode-hook (lambda () setq (c-basic-offset 8)))
> No matter what I do, Emacs still insists on using a C indent distance of 2.
> How can I fix this?

I don't know about XEmacs, but in GNU emacs you'll want to look at the
`c-indentation-style' features.  As of 20.x, GNU emacs overrides C
indentation and formatting behaviour by an overall `style' like GNU,
K&R, BSD, etc.  So rather than setting all the variables by hand, you
might want to choose a default style instead.  Also, starting your 
files like this:

/*=                                     -*- c-file-style: "bsd" -*-
 * rproxy -- dynamic caching and delta update in HTTP
 * $Id: nad.c,v 1.14 2000/06/26 06:12:21 mbp Exp $

gets everything set up the right way.

Bon apetite,
Martin Pool, Linuxcare, Inc.
+61 2 6262 8990
mbp at linuxcare.com, http://www.linuxcare.com/
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