re: Tabs vs. Spaces VIEW POST

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  1. Whatever the existing style guide uses.
  2. If no style guide exists, spaces because it keeps the whitespace simple.

You're already using spaces in your code, say:

Thing thingOne = new Thing(); // Spaces in between each item
    Thing thingOne... // and spaces before!

So why introduce another whitespace character? Now deleting a whitespace has different effects depending on where it is. Now I have to :set list to see whitespace to be able to edit a file and know what's going to happen.

[tab][tab]Thing[space]thingOne[space]...

Btw, no one is hitting their space bar 4 or 8 times. You hit tab button to insert spaces to the next tabstop or shift-tab to delete to the previous.

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