From: Kirk Haines [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Re: Appropriate use of camelCase
Tabs are also faster for me. It’s a tangible difference when I am
writing a lot of code, and when I am really into a coding groove it’s
always my fingers that are the >>>
limiting factor to how fast I can produce the code, so every little bit
I’m confused about the ‘speed’ argument. In pretty much any editor
worth using, hitting the tab key works the same whether you use spaces
or tab characters for tabs.
Spaces mixed with tabs can mess the indentation up (though not
necessarily), but I don’t find that to be a significant factor, for me.
Spaces after tab characters will always mess up the indentation. The
first time you try to line up parameters, assignments, etc. by adding
spaces, then you’re indentation will be a mess on another system.
As in most of these issues, it’s completely subjective.
I’d say that’s arguable, but it’s definitely an ‘issue’ for many.