package Text::Tabs;

require Exporter;

@ISA = (Exporter);
@EXPORT = qw(expand unexpand $tabstop);

use vars qw($VERSION $SUBVERSION $tabstop $debug);
$VERSION = 2013.0523;
$SUBVERSION = 'old';

use strict;

	$tabstop = 8;
	$debug = 0;

sub expand {
	my @l;
	my $pad;
	for ( @_ ) {
		my $s = '';
		for (split(/^/m, $_, -1)) {
			my $offs = 0;
				$pad = $tabstop - (pos() + $offs) % $tabstop;
				$offs += $pad - 1;
				" " x $pad;
			$s .= $_;
		push(@l, $s);
	return @l if wantarray;
	return $l[0];

sub unexpand
	my (@l) = @_;
	my @e;
	my $x;
	my $line;
	my @lines;
	my $lastbit;
	my $ts_as_space = " " x $tabstop;
	for $x (@l) {
		@lines = split("\n", $x, -1);
		for $line (@lines) {
			$line = expand($line);
			@e = split(/(.{$tabstop})/,$line,-1);
			$lastbit = pop(@e);
			$lastbit = '' 
				unless defined $lastbit;
			$lastbit = "\t"
				if $lastbit eq $ts_as_space;
			for $_ (@e) {
				if ($debug) {
					my $x = $_;
					$x =~ s/\t/^I\t/gs;
					print "sub on '$x'\n";
				s/  +$/\t/;
			$line = join('',@e, $lastbit);
		$x = join("\n", @lines);
	return @l if wantarray;
	return $l[0];


sub expand
	my (@l) = @_;
	for $_ (@l) {
		1 while s/(^|\n)([^\t\n]*)(\t+)/
			$1. $2 . (" " x 
				($tabstop * length($3)
				- (length($2) % $tabstop)))
	return @l if wantarray;
	return $l[0];

=head1 NAME

Text::Tabs - expand and unexpand tabs like unix expand(1) and unexpand(1)


  use Text::Tabs;

  $tabstop = 4;  # default = 8
  @lines_without_tabs = expand(@lines_with_tabs);
  @lines_with_tabs = unexpand(@lines_without_tabs);


Text::Tabs does most of what the unix utilities expand(1) and unexpand(1) 
do.  Given a line with tabs in it, C<expand> replaces those tabs with
the appropriate number of spaces.  Given a line with or without tabs in
it, C<unexpand> adds tabs when it can save bytes by doing so, 
like the C<unexpand -a> command.  

=head1 EXPORTS

The following are exported:

=over 4

=item expand

=item unexpand

=item $tabstop

The C<$tabstop> variable controls how many column positions apart each
tabstop is.  The default is 8.

Please note that C<local($tabstop)> doesn't do the right thing and if you want
to use C<local> to override C<$tabstop>, you need to use


=head1 EXAMPLE

  # unexpand -a
  use Text::Tabs;

  while (<>) {
    print unexpand $_;

Instead of the C<expand> command, use:

  perl -MText::Tabs -n -e 'print expand $_'

Instead of the C<unexpand -a> command, use:

  perl -MText::Tabs -n -e 'print unexpand $_'


This module comes in two flavors: one for modern perls (5.10 and above)
and one for ancient obsolete perls.  The version for modern perls has
support for Unicode.  The version for old perls does not.  You can tell
which version you have installed by looking at C<$Text::Tabs::SUBVERSION>:
it is C<old> for obsolete perls and C<modern> for current perls.

This man page is for the version for obsolete perls and so that's probably
what you've got.

=head1 LICENSE

Copyright (C) 1996-2002,2005,2006 David Muir Sharnoff.  
Copyright (C) 2005 Aristotle Pagaltzis 
Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Google, Inc.
This module may be modified, used, copied, and redistributed at your own risk.
Although allowed by the preceding license, please do not publicly
redistribute modified versions of this code with the name "Text::Tabs"
unless it passes the unmodified Text::Tabs test suite.