Why isn't softTabs exposed in language specific configuration?


I’m looking at this documentation page and it appears that softTabs are not scoped per language. I did some tests to make sure and it does indeed appear to ignore it. This seems like a weird omission. Soft vs hard tabs are part of some language cultures as much as tab length is.

I want my Ruby soft tab length 2 and my HTML hard tab length 4, for example.

Is there a way around this limitation? Is it something that will be added officially at some point?


There is an issue open here, which seems to be what you’re talking about?
If so, follow that to see what’s being done.