400,000 GitHub repositories, 1 billion files, 14 terabytes of code: Spaces or Tabs?
Felipe Hoffa
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I don’t see how this, in any way, correlates to what a particular programmer’s preference is.

What I see is that most IDEs automatically replace the TAB (0x09) character with a set number of spaces (0x20). C is about 50–50 in this regards, RB completely, and Go — not at all.

What is very enlightening is the code used to comb through the data and develop the results. Thanks for publishing the material.

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