If you run a tidy ship and use plugins like vim-spacejam, then whitespace changes cluttering up your git diffs probably isn’t much of an issue.
However, if you are working with other people or messier code bases, then you may not be so lucky. If there are a bunch of whitespace changes in a commit, then that is going to make the diff view of a commit on GitHub annoying, and perhaps hard, to read.
You can cut to the chase by excluding whitespace changes from GitHub’s diff
view by adding
w=1 to the diff URL.