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bug#20322: 25.0.50; indent-tabs-mode should default to nil

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#20322: 25.0.50; indent-tabs-mode should default to nil
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:55:17 +0300
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On 04/17/2015 08:22 PM, Philipp Stephani wrote:

"After millennia of heated debate, mercifully, at long last, we have an
answer. Most developers prefer tabs to spaces."

Already seen this. I'm inclined to take it with a pound of salt, for several reasons:

- Have you participated in it? I'm a heavy SO user, and I've only found out about it after the results were published. So, a certain amount of bias has to be assumed.

- If the question was "what do you personally prefer", it doesn't necessarily reflect the state of the projects the surveyees are actually working on.

- For all we know, the majority of respondents came from PHP, VB.NET, or some other proprietary platforms which Emacs does not support directly.

Yes, the data also shows that experienced developers do prefer spaces
over tabs, but the matter is far from clear.

Some of the less experienced ones might also be answering a different question. Look at the subscript (in brackets) here: http://jarrodoverson.com/blog/spaces-vs-tabs/

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