Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

Tab width can be adjusted to personal preferences

Fallacy Of Irrelevant Purpose

There is no proof that adjusting indentation to personal preferences is beneficial. In fact, it is the main point to debate.

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

Spaces would use more characters than tabs in line

Irrelevant Conclusion

Characters limit concerns not file size but instead display width in order for source code to fit the screen. Considering nowadays' hardware, the actual file size of source code is totally irrelevant.