Re: Source indentation style - take II

Subject: Re: Source indentation style - take II
From: Jesper Skov (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 16:50:26 CST

>>>>> "WJCarpenter" == WJCarpenter <bill-abisource@carpenter.ORG> writes:

jesper> o Wrapping existing long comments to fit in 79 chars have some
jesper> weird results:

WJCarpenter> I understand completely where the magic number 79 comes
WJCarpenter> from. However, it is sort of constraining.
WJCarpenter> In-this-day-and-age, blah, blah, blah, is there anyone
WJCarpenter> who would be inconvenienced by a larger number?

I've heard that song before :)

I personally use 80 char wide windows for everything. Just a habbit, I

But if I were to use a 1600x1280 desktop, 7x7 font and use the entire
width for comments and code, wouldn't it annoy you?

So IMHO we need to cater for the lowest common denominator - and that
is probably 80 char wide displays.


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