Thursday, January 17, 2013

Basic Editor Settings - Tabs and Spaces

Use Spaces rather than Tabs


It's important that a development team use the same space/tab setting in their IDE's, else there will be many unnecessary code merges.

TextMate

In the bottom of the document window >> Click Tab Size and select 4.
In the bottom of the document window >> Click Tab Size and select Soft Tabs (Spaces)

Convert existing Tabs to Spaces

Select all text in current document.
Main Menu | Text | Convert | Tabs to Spaces


RubyMine and IntelliJ

Preferences | Code Style | General >> Uncheck Use tab character
Preferences | Code Style | General >> Set Tab size and Indent to 4

There is a setting in IntelliJ that will auto-format a document upon each save.

You definitely want to have everybody using the same code formatting rules if you use this.









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