I want to expand else {|} (second parentheses generated by smartparens) into

else {

which is the best sequence of keys or options?

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    There is a very similar question with a nice answer: stackoverflow.com/a/35469843/1365754. With smartparens you can add a local pair to do this. I have one for css-mode for instance: (sp-local-pair 'css-mode "{" nil :post-handlers '(:add ("||\n[i]" "RET"))). Then if you press RET when at { | } this will do what you want I think.
    – Hubisan
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 14:40

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The easiest way I can think of is to open a new line with C-o then RET.

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