How to set constant width for tabs in editor?

Patrick Nagel mail at
Thu Mar 27 11:26:38 GMT 2008

Erik (Thursday, 2008-03-27):
> No, it should not change the content of the file in any way. It should
> just be able to *display* the file in a way such that each tab character
> is always N columns wide.

Could you name an editor for me that shows the desired behaviour? (And if I 
need to change settings for that, please also tell me how to do that).

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