• SendMePhotos@lemmy.world
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    5 months ago

    But like… Correct me if I’m wrong but in my experience tab does not always equal 4 spaces.

    E: thanks all. I didn’t fully understand.

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      That’s one of the benefits of using tabs. Some people might like 4 spaces for indentation, whereas others like 2 spaces. If you use tabs, you can configure your editor to use whatever tab size you want, and they’re just stored as tab characters in the file.

      Tabs for indentation, spaces for alignment (eg for ASCII art).

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      That’s why it’s also a big accessibility feature. With big font sizes, four spaces are distracting but you can configure tabs to show up as one character, which is way more reasonable with font sizes larger than usual

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        I had a colleague that is legally blind in my second real job. The dude is brilliant (and hilarious) but these things would significantly enable or screw up his productivity. I have always felt fortunate to have had direct butt in seat exposure to the importance of accessibility at such a young age.