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I hate the paranoia around trimming trailing whitespace.

I remember a time when people weren't pedantic about it.

It started with Linux kernel devs because of their patches-over-email development method (email lost whitespace)

Then Linus coded that pedantism into Git.

And it spread like wildfire: editors started painting trailing whitespace RED.

Now everyone HATES trailing whitespace and when I ask them why they go blank for a second, then "...because Git and $EDITOR complain about it"

a 🎃-bit integer @er1n

@hisham_hm "but,,,,, wasted bytes,,,,,"

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