Node:Blocks Files, Previous:Auto-Indentation, Up:Emacs and Gforth
forth-mode Autodetects blocks files by checking whether the
length of the first line exceeds 1023 characters. It then tries to
convert the file into normal text format. When you save the file, it
will be written to disk as normal stream-source file.
If you want to write blocks files, use
inherits all the features from
forth-mode, plus some additions:
There are some restrictions you should be aware of. When you open a blocks file that contains tabulator or newline characters, these characters will be translated into spaces when the file is written back to disk. If tabs or newlines are encountered during blocks file reading, an error is output to the echo area. So have a look at the `*Messages*' buffer, when Emacs' bell rings during reading.
Please consult the docstring of
forth-blocks-mode for more
information by typing C-h v forth-blocks-mode).