Something I’ve noticed is how web developers behave when color coding in their favorite editor doesn’t work,
Take, for example, if you have a single apostrophe (‘) within a comment field, and your development environment, for some reason, insists on interpreting it as the start of something which isn’t closed.
What I’ve seen, with myself as well as others, when the editor fails on color-coding the code, people start to adapt their code to suit their editor, hence getting the nice colors they want. The editors are starting to dictate our coding style, and if they do something wrong, we rewrite code to fall into that pattern. It’s a bit scary, isn’t it? 🙂
What do you do when the result isn’t as expected?