comment indentation

Gavin Sinclair gsinclair at
Fri Apr 21 21:33:25 EDT 2006

On 4/22/06, Nikolai Weibull <now at> wrote:

> We used to disable 'smartindent' in indent/ruby.vim, but that's really
> not the place to do so so it was removed.  The thing about
> 'smartindent' is that it should only be set in an indent script
> explicitly, not in a users vimrc or similar.  'Smartindent' stems from
> a time before indent scripts and is quite useless under most
> circumstances today.

Should indent/ruby.vim *disable* smartindent?

> Perhaps we should add a comment about 'smartindent' in some sort of
> FAQ or perhaps to the installation documentation.

The FAQ/doc could say that smartindent is disabled in indent/ruby.vim
and the user should use their .vimrc or whatever to reenable it if
they really want to.

> Will: thanks for giving us an explanation as to what the cause was.



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