re: Tabs v. Spaces: Let’s decide this VIEW POST

re: Spaces for precision. Also vim over emacs.

Its also possible for users to configure their editor/ide to accept a tab character as a series of individual spaces. I can't understand why more folks don't do this. They can still press their single button, but have the precision of the spaces in play.


config file: ~/.vimrc

set tabstop=4 " The width of a TAB is set to 4.
" Still it is a \t. It is just that
" Vim will interpret it to be having
" a width of 4.

set shiftwidth=4 " Indents will have a width of 4

set softtabstop=4 " Sets the number of columns for a TAB

set expandtab " Expand TABs to spaces


Yeah, in VSCode my tab key = 2 spaces. I don't use vim as much but I'll be adding that to my config. 👍🏼


Didnt know that, saved me some effort😋

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