Who are the "spacists"?

Rhodri James rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Tue Mar 21 11:45:14 EDT 2017


On 21/03/17 15:04, Mikhail V wrote:
> On 21 March 2017 at 15:49, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2017-03-21, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Didn't want to say this, but you know it was quite predictable from
>>> the beginning that the arguments will end up somewhere in "linux
>>> console is the center of the universe, e-macs is mother of all apps
>>> and monospaced text is peak of human evolution".
>>
>> Well, I'm glad you've finally admitted it. :)
>>
>>> I don't know how to help, probably if there is an important document
>>> which you want different people to read, just make plain txt, or
>>> HTML table, Office document, PNG image, etc.  Or just use spaces if
>>> it is for ASCII-art purposes.
>>
>> Well written code _is_ ASCII-art.
>
> Written code is ASCII-art only if you live in the Monospaced Kingdom,
> and even there, only if you draw ASCII-art in multi-line comment blocks.
> But its true, that it will have a notable place in a museum.

You misunderstand; well-written code has a pleasing shape all of its 
own, never mind any deliberate attempts at diagramming.  You may be 
correct that it is only true in the Monospaced Kingdom; if so, that's a 
major plus point for fixed-width fonts.

-- 
Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd


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