[R-SIG-Mac] R-SIG-Mac Digest, Vol 65, Issue 14

Carl Witthoft carl at witthoft.com
Tue Jul 15 23:39:29 CEST 2008

A couple workarounds:

Use ShowRuler and Copy/Paste Ruler.  This does something different, i.e. 
it moves the margin for the selected lines, rather than inserting a tab, 
but the visual effect is the same.

Or you could edit in TextWrangler,  which has a "MoveRight" and 
"MoveLeft" menu command -- and there is a context-coloring plug-in for R.

r-sig-mac-request at stat.math.ethz.ch wrote:

> Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:47:55 -0400
> From: "Day, Roger S." <day at upci.pitt.edu>
> Subject: [R-SIG-Mac] curiosity about indenting and hyphens in R.app
> 	editor
> To: <r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Message-ID: <594D39E315F6FC4FA7EC15372770AAC16615A7 at upcimail>
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> I've tried indenting a block of text in the R.app editor using a
> standard
> convention - highlight, then press "tab".
> It doesn't work of course.
> Trying alt-Tab to see if un-indenting works,
> I found that alt-Tab inserts a tab, a hyphen-like character (but not a
> hyphen;
> unix od reports three bytes, 342 201 203),
> and another tab.  
> On rare occasions, I find that in a session pasting anything at all
> causes a set of lines to indent with the strange character imbedded.
> Restarting R removes the behavior.
> Cute stuff like filtering through a unix pipeline to add a tab
> and pasting into the editor leads to the same strange character.
> Not a complaint (though indenting and ex-denting a block would be
> convenient),
> just curious!

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