David Robinson, writing for Stack Overflow:
There were 28,657 survey respondents who provided an answer to
tabs versus spaces and who considered themselves a professional
developer (as opposed to a student or former programmer). Within
this group, 40.7% use tabs and 41.8% use spaces (with 17.5% using
both). Of them, 12,426 also provided their salary.
Analyzing the data leads us to an interesting conclusion. Coders
who use spaces for indentation make more money than ones who use
tabs, even if they have the same amount of experience.
As a devout user of tabs, I find this hard to believe. Jiminy. This is like finding out that people who move their lips while they read make more money.
Peter Bright’s reaction:
Developers who use tabs to indent their code, developers who fight
for truth and justice and all that is good in the world, those
developers have a median salary of $43,750.
But developers who use spaces to indent their code, developers who
side with evil and probably spend all day kicking kittens and
punching puppies? Their median salary is $59,140.
★ Thursday, 15 June 2017