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  • pprint-indent relative-to n &optional streamnil

Arguments and Values


pprint-indent specifies the indentation to use in a logical block on stream.

If stream is a pretty printing stream and the value of *print-pretty* is true, pprint-indent sets the indentation in the innermost dynamically enclosing logical block; otherwise, pprint-indent has no effect.

n specifies the indentation in ems. If relative-to is :block, the indentation is set to the horizontal position of the first character in the dynamically current logical block plus n ems. If relative-to is :current, the indentation is set to the current output position plus n ems. (For robustness in the face of variable-width fonts, it is advisable to use :current with an n of zero whenever possible.)

n can be negative; however, the total indentation cannot be moved left of the beginning of the line or left of the end of the rightmost per-line prefix---an attempt to move beyond one of these limits is treated

the same as an attempt to move to that limit. Changes in indentation caused by pprint-indent do not take effect until after the next line break. In addition, in miser mode all calls to pprint-indent are ignored, forcing the lines corresponding to the logical block to line up under the first character in the block.



Side Effects


Affected By


Exceptional Situations

An error is signaled if relative-to is any object other than :block or :current.

See Also

  • {\secref\TildeI}