XEmacs Indentation Broken?


#1

Hi,

Just started working with a new Ubuntu box and something wierd is going
on with XEmacs ruby support. The automatic indentation (hitting tab on
the line I want indented or selecting by region) works right up till I
put in a statement using the =~ operator and a regular expression and
then it fails for every line afterwards (just using a regular
expression doesn’t break it nor does something like ‘foo =~ bar’).
E.g.:

class Foo #auto-identation works here "OK!" end class Bar #And here /^(\S+)/ end class Utterly foo =~ /bar/ #but not after this line end

foo.each do |loop_var|
loop #no autoidentation here
end

My XEmacs version is:

XEmacs 21.4 (patch 17) “Jumbo Shrimp” [Lucid] (i386-debian-linux, Mule)
of Sun Oct 9 2005 on rothera

With ruby-mode-el Revision: 1.74.2.11

It works fine on my OSX laptop which has XEmacs 21.4 (patch 15) and
ruby-mode revision 1.25.2.11. I tried moving the ruby-mode.el file from
the laptop to the Ubuntu box but it makes no difference. I was hoping
to avoid having to downgrade XEmacs itself. Any (X)Emacs gurus out
there can advise?

Thanks

Alex G.


#2

“AlexG” removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

Just started working with a new Ubuntu box and something wierd is going
on with XEmacs ruby support. The automatic indentation (hitting tab on
the line I want indented or selecting by region) works right up till I
put in a statement using the =~ operator and a regular expression and
then it fails for every line afterwards (just using a regular
expression doesn’t break it nor does something like ‘foo =~ bar’).

I can’t duplicate this problem on my machine. I am using

XEmacs 21.4 (patch 18) “Social Property” [Lucid]
(x86_64-redhat-linux, Mule) of Mon Dec 5 2005 on
hammer3.fedora.redhat.com

with ruby-mode 1.25.2.11. Both tab and C-M-\ indented your example.

It works fine on my OSX laptop which has XEmacs 21.4 (patch 15) and
ruby-mode revision 1.25.2.11. I tried moving the ruby-mode.el file from
the laptop to the Ubuntu box but it makes no difference. I was hoping
to avoid having to downgrade XEmacs itself.

Perhaps an upgrade to 21.4 (patch 18) instead?

Tim


#3

Thanks for checking. It looks like it must be something odd in my
setup. I’ll investigate further…


#4

On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 09:38 +0900, AlexG wrote:

Thanks for checking. It looks like it must be something odd in my
setup. I’ll investigate further…

No it happens to me too (has for a long while) on numerous boxes and
versions of Emacs.

I run GNU Emacs 21.4.1 and cvs HEAD. I don’t believe it has anything to
do with Emacs but with the version of ruby-mode.

I also run Breezy Ubuntu GNU/Linux and the version of the deb containing
ruby-mode is: ruby1.8-elisp_1.8.2-9ubuntu1_all.deb

I will try with other versions of ruby-mode and see if they fix the
problem.


#5

AlexG wrote:

Thanks for checking. It looks like it must be something odd in my
setup. I’ll investigate further…

Happens, check your init files.

I’m currently in the process of commenting out single lines of those
between XEmacs restarts to hunt down whatever causes XEmacs open each
new buffer in silent overwrite mode (nothing shown in that bar thingie
above the minibuffer). bangs head against wall to switch sources of
pain

David V.