Consistent spacing between gameobjects when some disabled

First of all, I’m new to this forum so apologies to any mods if I’ve done anything wrong.
I am looking for a way to keep gameobjects equally spaced if one is removed in a line of them.

The best way to picture this question:

Let x be multiple game objects, cubes for example

x   x   x   x   x

Say I set the middle x active to false, currently this happens (obviously):

x   x       x   x

What I want to do is keep the spacing between the objects consistent, so when an x is removed, the others adapt and adjust accordingly, for example, when the middle x is deactivated:

x   x   x   x   x
 x  x  x  x

I know this is really poorly worded but im looking for a reasonably simple quick way to achieve this.
Things to keep in mind:

  • I want them to adjust no matter which x is removed
  • Also another x can be taken from the result (for example, 3 x’s from 5)
  • I am working in c#

Thanks in advance, any help is greatly appreciated!

here is what works for me…

using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;

public class ObjectSpacing : MonoBehaviour
	[SerializeField] Vector3 spacing = new Vector3 (1,0,0);

	// for this to work all gameObjects to be sorted must be child objects.
	// they will start from the origin of this object
	//if you want this changed let me know

	void Update ()
		var pos =  transform.position;
		foreach (Transform child in transform)
			if (child.gameObject.activeSelf == true)
				child.position = pos;
				pos += spacing;