# LaTeX ignoring tabs in verbatim

I need to write a whole bunch of pseudo code and I got annoyed using all the "\ >\=" with the \begin{tabbing} command, so I decided to use \begin{verbatim} instead. This was working fine for me until I got to a point in which I had to indent 4 times in a row. When I get to 4 tabs in a row it puts the "character" >> at the beginning of my line and then when I generate the pdf it is not indented at all. How do I get latex to stop reformatting my lines when I use verbatim?

\begin{verbatim}

makeClusters(nodes[n], k)
{
distances [n][n]
clusters[k]
seeds[k]
numseeds=0
maxd=0
node1
node2

if(k=0)
return

if(k=1)
Put all nodes in one cluster and return

for i=0 to  n-1
for j=0 to n-1
distances[i][j] = d(nodes[i],nodes[j])
if(distances[i][j]>maxd)
maxd=distances[i][j]
node1=i
node2=j

seeds[0]=node1
seeds[1]=node2
numseeds +=2

while(numseeds < k)
minNode
maxmin=0

for i=0 to n-1
for j=0 to numseeds-1
mindis=maxd
if(distances[i][seeds[j]]<mindis)
mindis=distances[i][seeds[j]]

if(mindis>maxmin)
maxmin=mindis
minNode=i

seeds[numseeds]=minNode
numseeds++

for i=0 to n-1
mindis=maxd
clust
if(not inCluster(node[i]))
for j=0 to n-1
if(inCluster(node[j]) and distances[i][j]<mindis)
mindis=distances[i][j]
clust=cluster(node[j])

}
\end{verbatim}


As you can see in this unnecessarily large example after 2 of my if statements the lines have been unindented, these are the locations where I used 4 tabs and have copy pasted this section directly out of Kile.

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This sounds like a job for the listings package, really. Could you post an example of your code? – Joseph Wright Oct 6 '10 at 21:10
So, the problem is actually your editor (Kile) that for some reason messes with your tabs? – Caramdir Oct 6 '10 at 21:44

The problem is some rather strange (to me) behavior of Kile: When you press the [Tab] key, it inserts two spaces into the document instead of a tab. But it also replaces any 8 consecutive spaces by a tab character. This obviously completely messes up any formatting.
NB: As Joseph mentioned, the listings package will give you much nicer code listings.