Re: My code won't run but the spaces are great
> I never said that Space was rubbish meerly that redundant spaces are
The spaces that I use perform a particular function that I find superior to alternatives and are thus not 'redundant'. If you wish to operate in what I consider an inferior way then do that.
> "what about transmittion costs for capped data services"
There are tools that do compression and/or encoding for me when required. I don't try and second guess it.
> using blockreads to justify your added bloat when compression would for any large set would destroy your arguement is living in the past and not in a good way.
It was an argument that there may be other considerations to take into account rather than just following some dogma that you adopted on a BBC some decades ago, as you related. I constantly re-evaluate what gives me the best results. With databases I let them decide how to optimise.
> clearly you disagree with my opinion that creating bloat is a bad thing even though you also said the opposite.
It is called flexibility instead of having a fixed mindset that one solution fits all needs. The different 'solutions' were applied for different reasons with different tools.
> I am getting used to your duality of thinking, clearly you missed your vocation in the religion of your choice.
Religion is identified by having a particular unchanging dogma irrespective of any evidence, that seems to be you. 'Duality' is actually flexibility based on different or changing needs. You also are evangelising, another characteristics of a religion.
> I presume that this is you saying that you are aware that you are adding bloat but "it is the way things are done" so it is okay not to bother seeking improvement via innovation or thought.
It seems that it is you who have admitted to not seeking improvement since the 80s. You decided then that 'removing bloat' should be the top priority and it seems you haven't bothered to re-evaluate since. OTOH I have already given examples where 'bloat' gave an advantage and better tools avoided your objections.