The default Rock style is

  • no tabs
  • since they are code out there using tabs, always keep the default of 8 character long
  • indent of four spaces
  • avoid long lines (a limit of ~80 characters is sound)

The most important point being:

when you edit a software package, follow the style of this software package


Corresponding vim configuration:

set shiftwidth=4
set softtabstop=4
set tabstop=8
set expandtab

Additionally, it is usually a good thing to enable syntax-specific indentation:

filetype on
filetype plugin indent on
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