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Placeholders are incorrectly replaced with noexpandtab when on indented lines #143

fish-face opened this Issue Jan 21, 2014 · 1 comment


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I noticed this issue with the following latex snippet:

snippet begin

When I use this on an indented line containing just "begin", while using noexpandtab and a tabstop of 4, I get the following, as expected:



However, if I then start typing "d" to replace "env" I get the following:



And typing more continues to add things to the end of the last line. This is definitely a problem with indentation as changing the value of tabstop changes where the substitution happens: in particular if tabstop is 1 then it is correct. Hence somewhere in snipmate, columns are being stored/calculated as screen columns, instead of character columns. I think the following fixes the issue:

diff --git a/autoload/snipMate.vim b/autoload/snipMate.vim
index 1930499..35928d4 100644
--- a/autoload/snipMate.vim
+++ b/autoload/snipMate.vim
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ fun! snipMate#expandSnip(snip, col)

        " Insert snippet with proper indentation
-       let indent = indent(lnum) + 1
+       let indent = match(line, '\S\|$') + 1
        call setline(lnum, line . snipLines[0])
        call append(lnum, map(snipLines[1:], "empty(v:val) ? v:val : '" . strpart(line, 0, indent - 1) . "' . v:val"))

(The issue being that indent() returns the indentation of the current line in screen columns)

fish-face added a commit to fish-face/vim-snipmate that referenced this issue Jan 21, 2014

ajzafar added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 22, 2014

Count indents in bytes rather than columns
Fixes issue #143 and merges pull request #144

ajzafar commented Jan 22, 2014

Thanks! Merged.

@ajzafar ajzafar closed this Jan 22, 2014

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