This is a follow up request to What's the deal with tab sizes on GitHub Gists?
There is an ‘Accepted Solution’ to an unresolved and ongoing issue.
I cannot paste code in spaces: 2 tab style, into gists and with it picking up the correct spacing, or at least rendering the correct spacing and it typically comes back out incorrect and inconsistent.
Furthermore why can’t I specify the rendering of tabs to be something actually reasonable for each gist depending on the best option for the application?. 8 char tabs is excessive.
This below should all look great copy-pasta from vscode spaces:2 and here is the result. Brutal formatting
The image above should have at least pasted correctly as below which I had to manually correct after copy-pasta
Which should not be an issue, in addition to the underlying one of not being able to specify tab spacing to your liking (or within reason) in a gist eight auto detect on paste or set by user.
This has been in the pipleine litterally for years, any way to speed this up?
You have to admit that tabs:8 is excessive generally; tabs:4 is ok but bit dunce; and tabs:2 or spaces:2 is for the win all cases of tabbing, which is debatable but I think we can all agree tabs:8 || spaces:8 is no beuno.
There are outstanding questions in the open tickets as to the demand for this, which is there as this has been on going for years and not resolved.
There are also unanswered questions from the community, willing to help solve this issue, but no responses yet? Is there some administrative or high level issue here that is not easily fixed? How hard can it be to save the character formatting in a a gist or other project space via web UI or any other means? This seems like a reasonably easily ‘solved’ problem, why the long wait time?
If the .editorconfig ids needed why no file or account level file for gists?
This has literally been an issue for years, what’s the path to push this forward?