Today, we’re taking a look at Emacs’s whitespace-mode and discussing how we can simplify its configuration to make it more applicable for most use cases.

  • @Dunkin@lemmy.world
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    37 months ago

    I find whitespace-mode invaluable in finding trailing whitespace, use of literal tabs and the like I always have it on when looking at code. Good tips in the article but I wish it had screen shots / showed examples.

    • @NanoooK@sh.itjust.worksOP
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      37 months ago

      For trailing whitespace, isn’t simply the variable show-trailing-whitespace enough?

      I’m discovering about whitespace-mode and found this article which helped me to understand the package. Do you know if it allows to display TAB with a specific background colour?

      • @cons
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        57 months ago

        Emfy setup recommends three settings for trailing whitespace:

        (setq-default show-trailing-whitespace t)
        (setq-default indicate-empty-lines t)
        (setq-default indicate-buffer-boundaries 'left)
        

        Screenshots showing the results: https://github.com/susam/emfy#show-stray-whitespace

  • @Elieas
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    37 months ago

    I’ve never understood why so many people when discussing configuration and appearance changes don’t include pictures of the results.