show vertical lines to guide indentation
Current block only
Require this script
and call command
If you want to enable
indent-guide-mode in all buffers, call
Column lines are propertized with
indent-guide-face. So you may
configure this face to make lines more pretty in your colorscheme.
(set-face-background 'indent-guide-face "dimgray")
If you want indent-guide to show guide lines only in idle-time, you can set delay.
(setq indent-guide-delay 0.1)
You may also change the character for guides.
(setq indent-guide-char ":")
NOT RECOMMENDED: To show not only one guide line but all guide lines
(setq indent-guide-recursive t)
indent-guide-recursive seems buggy and laggy, so I recommend
highlight-indentation package for that purpose.
Comparisons with highlight-indentation
- look and feel
- better block detection in LISP-like languages
(foo (foo |(foobar baz |(foobar baz || (foobar | | |(foobar || |(qux)))) | | | (qux))))
- supports TABs
- worse in performance, especially when you open a file that includes very large, deep blocks
does not work perfectly with following modes (commands) :
popup.el(tooltips may not rendered perfectly)
pager.el(guide lines are not rendered immediately, after
contributions are welcome !