Tabs vs. Spaces

People ask me this often enough that I figure I should write it down for easy reference. Here is my position on the “tabs vs. spaces” technical debate:

1. Use whatever style is in use already in the project.

2. If it’s a new project, pick whatever you like.

3. The productivity gains of any particular style over the others are totally, vastly outweighed by the productivity hit of constantly arguing about it.

In summary: I don’t care which you use as long as I don’t have to talk about it ever again.

His justification is, of course, the showers: “Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?” Of course, if the primary problem is the showers, I’m not sure why you can’t just build private shower stalls instead of banning people from the sport, but hey.

Michael Sam would have been, but Sam hasn’t actually been signed by anybody yet. It’s kind of a cheat — Collins came out a year ago, and was ignored by every team in the NBA, so didn’t technically play. Now he’s been signed for a 10-day (?) contract, which is apparently semi-standard. Anyway, it’s all good. Collins can be the first out gay basketballer, Sam the first footballer, and everybody gets their place in history. Go team, or whatever.

breakingnews
breakingnews:

Brooklyn signs Jason Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player
NBCSports: The Nets announced the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Sunday, making him the first openly gay, active professional athlete to play for any of the four major professional sports leagues in the country.
While that’s a milestone certainly worth celebrating, the best part of the Collins signing is that it has nothing to do with his sexual preference.
“The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,” Nets GM Billy King said in the team’s official release — one which made no mention of Collins’ sexuality.
Photo: Brooklyn Nets

breakingnews:

Brooklyn signs Jason Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player

NBCSports: The Nets announced the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Sunday, making him the first openly gay, active professional athlete to play for any of the four major professional sports leagues in the country.

While that’s a milestone certainly worth celebrating, the best part of the Collins signing is that it has nothing to do with his sexual preference.

“The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,” Nets GM Billy King said in the team’s official release — one which made no mention of Collins’ sexuality.

Photo: Brooklyn Nets