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Use TABS or SPACES (but not both!) for indentation (leading whitespace), and SPACES for everything else.


You can find this package in MELPA, and just install with the list-packages command in Emacs. For a guide on adding MELPA to your Emacs setup, see this page.

Basic Configuration

As the "Installation" section in kakapo-mode.el suggests, you might want to put in the following in your ~/.emacs.d/init.el:

(require 'kakapo-mode)
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'kakapo-mode)
(add-hook 'prog-mode-hook 'kakapo-mode)
; `kakapo-open` *requires* evil-mode!
(define-key evil-normal-state-map "o" (lambda () (interactive) (kakapo-open nil)))
(define-key evil-normal-state-map "O" (lambda () (interactive) (kakapo-open t)))
(define-key evil-insert-state-map (kbd "RET") 'kakapo-ret-and-indent)
(define-key evil-insert-state-map (kbd "DEL") 'kakapo-backspace)
(define-key evil-insert-state-map (kbd "<S-backspace>") 'kakapo-upline)

. This is the simplest setup; it is important to note that the kakapo-open function calls (evil-append nil) in its body and therefore requires evil-mode to work properly. If you do not use evil-mode, you probably don't need to use kakapo-open at all; still, change the calls to define-key to work with your non-evil-mode setup.

Advanced Configuration

You can choose to unify all of your indentation settings (and also enable per-project settings) by creating a file kakapo-project-settings.el in your ~/.emacs.d/ folder or some such, and then load it into your .emacs.d/init.el. Your ~/.emacs.d/init.el will now look like this:

(load "~/.emacs.d/kakapo-project-settings")
(require 'kakapo-mode)
(add-hook 'prog-mode-hook 'l/kakapo-indents)
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'l/kakapo-indents)
(add-hook 'conf-mode-hook 'l/kakapo-indents)
(add-hook 'css-mode-hook 'l/kakapo-indents)
; `kakapo-open` *requires* evil-mode!
(define-key evil-normal-state-map "o" (lambda () (interactive) (kakapo-open nil)))
(define-key evil-normal-state-map "O" (lambda () (interactive) (kakapo-open t)))
(define-key evil-insert-state-map (kbd "RET") 'kakapo-ret-and-indent)
(define-key evil-insert-state-map (kbd "DEL") 'kakapo-backspace)
(define-key evil-insert-state-map (kbd "<S-backspace>") 'kakapo-upline)

. Notice how the add-hook calls the function l/kakapo-indents, which is defined in kakapo-project-settings.el. You can then set kakapo-project-settings.el as follows:

(defun l/add-hook (hook tmode twidth &optional func)
(add-hook hook `(lambda ()
	(when (not l/kakapo-settings-applied)
	(electric-indent-mode -1)
	(setq indent-tabs-mode ,tmode)
	(setq tab-width ,twidth)
	(setq evil-shift-width ,twidth)
	(setq l/kakapo-settings-applied t)
	(eval ,func)
	(message (concat
		(if (boundp 'l/kakapo-project-id)
		(concat "kakapo project `" l/kakapo-project-id "'")
		"kakapo defaults") ": "
		"indent-tabs-mode=%s "
		"tab-width=%s "
		"evil-shift-width=%s ")

; Check if a buffer's name matches the a project's path (regex). If it does,
; then also set the project-id.
(defun l/kakapo-set-project-id (project-id project-regex buffer-name)
(when (string-match project-regex buffer-name)
	(setq l/kakapo-project-id project-id)))

; Adapted from KimStorm's solution from
(defun l/kakapo-indents ()
	(b (buffer-file-name))
	(h (getenv "HOME")))
	(defun h (hook tmode twidth &optional func)
	(l/add-hook hook tmode twidth func))
	(setq l/kakapo-settings-applied nil)
	; Default settings for unrecognized languages.
	(setq indent-tabs-mode t)
	(setq tab-width 4)
	(setq evil-shift-width 4)
	; Language-specific settings.
	(when b
	; C
	(h 'c-mode-hook t 8
		(setq default-tab-width 8)))
	; C++
	(h 'c++-mode-hook t 8
		(setq default-tab-width 8)))
	; CSS
	(h 'css-mode-hook nil 2
		(setq css-indent-offset 2)))
	; Emacs lisp
	(h 'emacs-lisp-mode-hook nil 2)
	; Haskell
	(h 'haskell-mode-hook nil 2)
	; Literate Haskell.
	(if (string-match "\\.lhs$" b)
		(h 'latex-mode-hook nil 2)
		(setq mmm-global-mode 't)
		(setq mmm-submode-decoration-level 1)
		(mmm-ify-by-class 'literate-haskell-latex)
	(h 'html-mode-hook t 4)
	; Idris
	(h 'idris-mode-hook nil 2)
	; Latex
	(h 'latex-mode-hook nil 2)
	; Markdown
	(h 'markdown-mode-hook t 4
		(define-key markdown-mode-map [backspace] nil)
		(define-key markdown-mode-map [tab] nil)))
	; Nix expression language
	(h 'nix-mode-hook nil 2)
	; Org-mode
	(h 'org-mode-hook nil 2)
	; Python
	(h 'python-mode-hook nil 4
		(setq python-indent 4)))
	; Ruby
	(h 'ruby-mode-hook nil 2
		(setq ruby-indent-level 2)))
	; Shell
	(h 'sh-mode-hook t 4)
	; Shen
	(h 'shen-mode-hook nil 2)

	; Additional project-specific settings.
	(if (or
		(l/kakapo-set-project-id "elementary-haskell" (concat h "/prog/elementary-haskell/") b)
		(l/kakapo-set-project-id "codex" "prog/codex/" b)
		(l/kakapo-set-project-id "new-keyboard (esrille nisse)" (concat h "/prog/nisse/new-keyboard/") b))
		(h 'haskell-mode-hook nil 4)
		(h 'c-mode-hook nil 4
			(setq default-tab-width 4)))
		(h 'python-mode-hook nil 4
			(setq python-indent 4)))))
	(if (or
		(l/kakapo-set-project-id "miro" "prog/miro/" b)
		(l/kakapo-set-project-id "lovelace" "prog/lovelace/" b))
		(add-hook 'haskell-mode-hook 'l/haskell-intero-setup)
		(h 'haskell-mode-hook nil 2)
		(h 'c-mode-hook t 8
			(setq default-tab-width 8)))
		(h 'python-mode-hook nil 4
			(setq python-indent 4)))
		(h 'sh-mode-hook t 4)))

		(if (l/kakapo-set-project-id "gv" "prog/gv/" b)
		(h 'sh-mode-hook nil 2)))))

Now, you have per-project indentation settings that are different than the default ones. If you know emacs lisp, you can probably write a less repetitive block of code than the above.



The haskell-cabal-mode major mode that comes with haskell-mode, as of 2015-01-13 seems to remap keys and somehow ignore Kakapo mode. You can still make Kakapo work by doing the following:

(evil-define-key 'insert haskell-cabal-mode-map (kbd "<tab>") 'kakapo-tab)
(evil-define-key 'insert haskell-cabal-mode-map (kbd "DEL") 'kakapo-backspace)
(add-hook 'haskell-cabal-mode-hook
	(lambda ()
		(setq indent-tabs-mode nil)
		(setq tab-width 2)
		(setq evil-shift-width 2)

How to contribute

  1. Fork it to your Github account.
  2. Create a new branch named after your feature/bugfix/intention.
  3. Push your branch to your forked repo.
  4. Create a pull request!

Ideally, I'd love to use Git's own policy of having a read-only official repo, with the development/discussion taking place in a mailing list. But as this project is so small, the above way is probably best.

Bugs? Comments? Issues? Concerns? Opinions?

Please don't hesitate to write comments, suggestions, and/or observations to the issue tracker. Click on the green "New issue" button to voice your concerns. You might write, "kakapo-mode totally sucks." And, maybe it does! But please tell us why it sucks, so that we can hopefully make it better.