Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I think it’s under-appreciated when comparing tools like this. I’ve noticed that a bit since adopting Prettier and Black and one thing I’ve noticed during code review is that usually when I end up changing code structure to get better results from the tool, it’s a refactor that I probably would felt like I should have done but might have put off due to laziness even though it’s really not that much work.

I’m kind of thinking of it as something like baking some exercise into your day by putting a walk into your commute: the little nudge of not fighting the tool on something minor means you don’t skip little things, and over time that adds up more than it seems at first.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact