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This is very useful for people, like me, that are not sure if their intuitive code spacing is actually correct. Thank you!

Just one suggestion: can we start saying "a new person" or "a new developer" instead of "a new guy"? Some might think it's silly and not very important but it does contribute to "non-guys" feeling less welcome in the industry.

 

"guys" is a general term that's been around for ages to describe a general audience ..if he had said "men" then that would be a different story.. I'm ok with guys.

 

From wikipedia:

The term "man" (from Proto-Germanic *mannaz or *manwaz "man, person") and words derived from it can designate any or even all of the human race regardless of their sex or age.

Not meaning to offend anyone here but we've lost our sense of history when we don't understand the meaning or origin of the words we use daily. The argument of why is it called man is so fueled by hate I wonder, about those who insist it's patriarchal archetype, if they have heard the phrase choose your battles

I agree that history is important but we're not talking about a historical document nor are we talking about a completely male audience. Considering the context, using "developer" instead of "guy" made more sense for the audience of this article, especially when many of the non-guys in that audience feel excluded. Language matters too.

 

Guys People get triggered with anything these days lmao.

 
 
 

Thanks Anabell-o, I have made the change.

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