Yes, it’s an old thread, but the discussion is an important one. I’m dismayed to see a language with such promise implementing a language-level standard on something so indelibly subjective as whitespace. I come from a C++ background, and one of its perks is that it doesn’t waste time on establishing such drivel. The term “bikeshedding” was employed above, and I can’t fathom more fitting circumstances for its use.
It’s my project. It’s my code. I will set the coding style as I deem appropriate. End of story.