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How to turn off 'smart indenting' in a doc string?


I tried changing the Tab Key Action, and Smart Tab End, but it has no effect.

Inside a doc string, when I tab after the :param par_01_s:, in order to input a comment, the tab just stops. It won't tab any further, it just stops. In some cases, when the comment already exists, a Tab action results in bringing the entire line to the left margin.

So I can't line up the comments for all of the variables, in the same column.

How do you shut this off? I want to control the placement of the comments, without assistance from the IDE.

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asked 2020-04-05 15:46:34 -0500
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updated 2020-04-06 07:18:31 -0500
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It looks like the code that tries to detect whether you're at the end of the line for "smart tab" is not working right within docstrings, probably because it is failing to differentiate the case of being within a logical line from being at the end of a logical line. We'll try to fix this soon.

For now, a way to work around this would be to press Ctrl-T when you want a tab character.

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answered 2020-04-06 07:21:09 -0500
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Will do, thanks.

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