Tabs or Spaces? Does it even matter, so long as you / your team are consistent? For many SAS developers the standard place to write code is the Program Editor – for which the default setting is to use tabs, else 4 spaces.
Interestingly – the generated code in Enterprise Guide and DI Studio uses 3 spaces.
My preference is 2 spaces, but what do you think is the most commonly used approach out there?
Uku Pattack has created a github page which may settle (or inflame!) this classic Holy War. It scans all github repos (over 1 star) for .sas files, and checks the tab vs space usage. Here are the results:
So – which do you think was most popular? The choices are:
- 8 spaces
- 4 spaces
- 3 spaces
- 2 spaces