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Adrian Mejias
Adrian Mejias

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Tabs vs Spaces


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I don't care xD. Really as long as it is consistent across the code base per language. At my work we use 4 spaces officially, but there is some old code that is all over.

For most languages I prefer the look of 4 spaces with the exception of js/ts I like the look of 2 since js has a lot of nesting. By look I mean the typical width of 4 spaces, I don't care whether it is a tab or a space, as long as pushing the tab button works.

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spaces, you can't mistake a space for a tab but you can't know if a tab are spaces. To me there should be just 1 kind of non visible character and unless you like this spaces it is. To me having tabs is like having 2 kinds of A that look the same but are different. And talking about proper modern tools, every editor under the sun can make 2 or 4 spaces with the tab key. Finally, tabs change the cursor speed when moving or deleting which is annoying.

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Adrian Mejias

i set the config to 2-4 spaces as well. :)

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Zane Milakovic

I was tabs, then tab rendered as 4 spaces, then tab rendered as 2 spaces.

As I get older I want it to be smaller.

But to be honest, I develop in the conventions of the language I am working with.