16 August 2008

kids these days...

kids these days don't know jack about whitespace in programming. and i think i've figured out why. one of my coworkers (22) put some code up in a text editor outside the IDE. it was a mess of black and white.

"I don't know how you can read this," he said to me, commenting on how i'll often do coding work outside the IDE.

it occurred to me then that Kids These Days grew up with editors that color keywords, and the art of whitespace is being lost.

it also explains why they think i'm nuts when i keep telling them their whitespace is crap and their code is hard to read.

1 comment:

pyker said...

That's interesting -- you must be right. I find coloring in IDEs really busy and a bit garishly painful on my eyes.