Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code

Oliver Bandel oliver at
Tue May 16 17:23:13 CEST 2006

Xah Lee wrote:
> Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code
> Xah Lee, 2006-05-13
> In coding a computer program, there's often the choices of tabs or
> spaces for code indentation. There is a large amount of confusion about
> which is better. It has become what's known as “religious war” —
> a heated fight over trivia. In this essay, i like to explain what is
> the situation behind it, and which is proper.
> Simply put, tabs is proper, and spaces are improper.

I fullheartedly disagree :)

So, no "essay" on this is necessary to read :->


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