We're gonna find out.
While I was working on this project initially, I started to really like the idea of a pedal for pressing Shift so I can stop wearing out my pinky (I'm a left Shifter only). I love the pedal. Kind of wish I'd bought a double or triple pedal.
Here's the thing: using it all day every day has really made me consider how robust a foot pedal needs to be. So at the very least, I think I'll be looking for a stronger spring for this.
The thing about using a foot pedal while you type is that you're naturally inclined to want to rest your foot on it (or at least your big toe -- that's what I do) so it's ready to go. What you don't want to do is hover your foot to avoid pushing the switch, because that will wear out your foot/ankle.