Why tabs are better than spaces

Before I present my argument for using hard tabs in code, it’s really important that I make another related argument first, so bear with me as you consider the following statement: Aligning code is bad practice, and should be avoided. Only indentation should be used to arrange code horizontally. The problem with aligning code Why would I say this? First, let’s look at a common usage of alignment, along with its indented counterpart: »