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Tyler V. (he/him) • Edited on

I believe there are spell check extensions for VS Code - but I believe this is a feature of coding rather than a break point.

For example, there are a lot of times that I have an array of users which I might call users and when I loop through it I would refer to the individual items in the array as a user in my code. If spell check were automated, how would it know when users is correct vs when user is correct?

My personal workflow has been molded around catching potential spelling errors - I've modified my VS Code to use lime green and "deeppink" as the highlight colors when I am over a word or using find/replace so it becomes apparent when a word I'm on isn't spelled the same as somewhere else.

I really appreciate your posts about developer experience - it's always nice to see things from another's perspective. Particularly the post I commented on yesterday about code as a painting I've been thinking about non-stop since (which I was on the way to comment on again when I found this post lol)😅