I do still have preferred methods of formatting code, which I would implement on my own projects.
But the formatting decisions become mostly immaterial against the benefit of all devs being forced to use the same formatting through linters.
Working through some code and finding it hard to read? - Cool, temporarily re-format it the way you enjoy.
Of course - its also important to remember that I am useful as an engineer to solve problems - not spend time adding and removing white space.
I like not having to pay attention and make sure my code is formatted correctly before submitting a patch. Just run a tool and its good to go.
That way, all code is formatted consistently. Which more important than it being formatted the way you want it to be.
I used to think like this - and have many opinions on how to format code.
But nowadays, since I work with 10s of other engineers and on FOSS, the more consistent code is and the more work can be automated away the better.
another hot take: FUCK linters. they encourage people to not pay attention to the way their formatting code and then their whole project ends up being a pile of crap only understandable by 10x engineers
Mostly these are all down to not having enough time to play games amongst doing all the other hobbies and life things that are more important to me than playing games.
Samathy is doing ANOTHER talk later this year.
Magical Code Fairy @Samathy_Barratt@twitter.com will be sharing their talk "This is a talk about Nothing" at @email@example.com in October.
I.e it feels like its requiring more effort to achieve the same target.
But 🤷♀️ I've been to the gym less recently, so I might just have lost a little strength from not going so often.
This talk seemed to go down pretty well!
I think I'd like to give it again elsewhere.
Suggestions on good conferences/meetups to talk about caching algorithms welcome 😊 📣
Slides from today's talk @firstname.lastname@example.org - happy to share copies of any papers cited in the notes or other papers in the field.
.@email@example.com, proprietors of fine tech talks and foxgloves. 🌿 🌸
This is clearly taking over from my 'I want an analog synthesizer' phase.
I hope im not the only person to imagine how they'd exist in their favorite fantasy worlds.
So Samathy isn't a jewel thief - but she is certainly an augmented freighter captain known for running blockaids to provide food, water and evacuation to the oppressed.
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