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Discussion on: Who Killed The Tab?

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Ben Sinclair

No one (that I've ever met) actually uses the SPACE bar to do indentation. Every single time I've watched another developer code, they always use the TAB key

I never use the tab key for anything other than navigation. The web has broken the use of tab for indentation (like here if I'm typing in a box and want to tab, I'll move to the next available input field instead).

I let my editor do the indentation for me, and if I need to re-indent, I use a command for that too.

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

I kinda figured that someone would chime in to refute me on this. 😁 And that's totally cool.

But I assume you would agree with me that you are quite an outlier in that regard??

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Ben Sinclair

I might be, but I'm not sure - because of the web navigation issue I mentioned :)