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* Alfonso, 11/14/2006 04:39 PM:
> I have just started with ruby, and something that I have observed
> is that most of the code is indented with 2 spaces. Having
> programmed some time with C# and python, it's very strange to me
> so few identation. To me 4 spaces is much better to read. Is there
> something like a style guide in ruby that says that you should use
> 2 spaces or is it all right using 4 or 3 spaces? What do you use
> in your code?

The number of spaces for indentation depend on at least four factors:

- - the length of an average token

- - wether the token may contain spaces (this is a rare feature but
  some languages actually allow this)

- - the kind of font used to display the code (it can have a narrow,
  square or wide shape which means aspect ratios significantly less
  than, approximately equal to, or significantly larger than one).

- - your perception

In other words: Use the indentation that seems appropriate. I'd only
suggest to stick to a certain indentation to avoid inconsistencies
when merging code. Transforming one indentation into another one is a
Ruby one-liner.

Jupp
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