“Don’t be a semi-colon”

I missed it at the time but this blog post by Christian Heilmann is really the only thing worth reading with regard to the whole Twitter Bootstrap “wilfully screwed up code” debacle.

The reason why our parsers are so lenient is that the web is already filled up to the brim with horrible code and we don’t want to break backwards compatibility. It is not a carte blanche to write more sloppy code. We’ve done that, we should not write more code faster but cleaner code and re-use it more often.

— Christian Heilmann



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