Heh, no. I forsaw that reply, but was lazy and couldn't find a good phrase, and hoped people would realize that I meant "I'll use > as a filler for tab, and * as a filler for space". I'd seen it in some vim configurations so I figured it would be intuitive for at least some readers.
Must editor's tab stop is set to 4, hence the four >s. I admit, it was a bit ambiguous. :)