btw was it mentioned anywhere how much $/space they are paying? I can crank up the autorepeat rate and hold down the space bar with the best of 'em!
It wasn't so much a $/space thing, I mean, maybe if they asked how many
spaces they used to indent code, you might
find some correlation, but I don't even...
I think the bigger question here is WHY those who use spaces make more money. The author of the article claims there was no single factor other than spaces vs. tabs that would come up with a consistent disparity. The only thing I could think of right off was maybe because Python devs may be in higher demand (therefore paid more), and it skewed the results towards Python rather than raw spaces vs. tabs. But again, according to the article, the author tried finding some
cross-reference that would reveal some sort of confounding factor, but found none, including
choice of programming language.
As some of the comments state, it may even be due to bad data passed via a flawed survey, who knows?
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