I have a vision of a wonderful future. A future without arguments about camelCase and snake_case. A future without debates over tabs and spaces. A future without forcing people to write code in a style they dislike. A future without linters. “Impossible!” I hear from the balcony, and to which I respond: it isn’t. I spent last week in LA at RubyConf (which was great! The talks will all be posted in the next few weeks, and you should check them out), and there was a surprising amount of talk about linters — prompted in large part by the release of Standard, a gem that provides a recommended set of rules for the RuboCop linter.