How do I have the tab key insert 4 spaces when I'm editing "*.py" files and not any other files?
Following a recommendation from Vim and PEP 8 -- Style Guide for Python Code, I installed vim-flake8 (and vim-pathogen). This gives warnings when PEP8 style guidelines are violated. This is great, but I would for tabs to be expanded automatically in the first place when editing python files. I would like to have tab key actually insert tabs when editing other types of files.
In other words, I want the following to apply when I'm editing python files and only python files:
set expandtab " tabs are converted to spaces set tabstop=4 " numbers of spaces of tab character set shiftwidth=4 " numbers of spaces to (auto)indent
autocmd Filetype python setlocal expandtab tabstop=4 shiftwidth=4
Or even shorter:
au Filetype python setl et ts=4 sw=4