Getting tokens internal to a line to start exactly on tab stops is sometimes a bit trickier, without using hard tabs.
I don't know what you mean. Not only does auto-indenting handle that in almost all situations, the tab key of my editors bring me to a tab stop (even though it's configured to do so by adding spaces).
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