Computer programmers who use spaces as part of their coding earn $15,370 (£12,000) more per year than those who use tabs, a survey of developers has revealed .The survey found the salary difference stretched across different languages, countries and experience levels.
The debate over whether it is better to use spaces or tabs to indent code has raged among programmers for years. Indents act like paragraph markers and help define how programs work. The result was “surprising,” said David Robinson, data scientist at Stack Overflow which carried out the survey of 12,400 developers. Source: BBC News