There was a discussion in the CB the other day about this. The nearest concession I can make (I am a spaces person) is tabs at the beginning of the line to indent, and spaces to align after that.
My editor manages the alignment for many types of indent / align, and C-M-\ reindents a region in the current indentation configuration. Backspace is not needed since tab realigns the current line as necessary.
Set rules, let the tools follow them. Anything else is TooMuchWork(tm) ;-)
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