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Tried pea-soup, but it exploded as I did not put a spoon in it, the whole microwave was splattered under !
Everybody knows that eggs will explode in a microwave; a tremendous pressure is built up until the shell can't hold it any more.
Or so I thought it was. I boiled an egg (the traditional way), peeled it, to realize that it was much too soft. So I put it on a small plate in the microwave to give it ten seconds extra. And it exploded.
It turns out that the pressure does not build up inside the shell, but inside the yolk. When it explodes (when some membrane covering it cannot hold it more), it explodes and ruptures the shell if it is there. It explodes just as much without shell being there.
If you need an excuse for (having to) cleaning up your microwave properly, try this out!
Now you know, we as nerds just love a good debate. And clearly, everyone who doesn't agree with us is intellectually inferior by substantial margins. And no other topic, save a few, has this proven to more evident than in the tabs versus spaces great debate of our generation. Now, rather than fan the flame of that saga, I'm curious to know what people still prefer for tab width (regardless of an actual tab char or if it's spaces).
Now, a couple years later. I look at four column tab width code and think "well gee that's just too damn wide." I still don't like two column width. Looks like the code is still in kiddy land when I see that. I started doing some plug-in development for a Forex trading platform a few years back. It's a proprietary language and by default it uses 3 column widths in the code editor for it. At first I was like "ok wtf." But after years of using that proprietary language... turns out 3 column width is perfect!
So, I'm curious to know, what do y'all use still and why?
I use 4, always have, always will. If any of my devs use more or less or convert to spaces they are publicly humiliated and forced to wear mittens to code for the next week until they learn that 4 is THE magic number when it comes to tabs and tabs are as close to perfection as code spacing and indents can possibly get.
Come on man... give spaces a try. Peddling this like a drug dealer. Only the first space is free.
Not to open up that can of worms, but I was a hardcore tabs guy for years. But spaces are universal. Once I got used to spaces, I could see my code formatted well in any IDE. I could upload it to the web server, output or inspect it in the terminal on Unix/Linux or command line or Notepad in Winders and it still was formatted well. Basically, it made life more portable. I never went back.