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we all agreed that tab indenting for code was properly two spaces
Say what?!?? Who made that decision? In the java world, 4 spaces is pretty standard.
I've been programming since 83 in 6502, Pascal, C, C++, and now Java. Every company and every project I worked on we used 4 spaces for tabs. I have heard thru the grape vine of programmers using 2 spaces but never came across one in the wild.
Obviously one space. I really can't understand all the posters above me advocating two spaces. Where did that even come from?? You write a sentence, using single spaces between words and end it with a period as a sentence separator - Followed by a word separator, one space. Before this article, I never knew *ANYONE* used double-spaces. Moreover, I trust LyX for limiting the number of spaces to 1...
As for code, 4-space indents.
We were taught back in the day (high school, early 70's) in typing class to use two spaces.