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2010/1/17 Christian Faulhammer <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Oh heck no. There's no excuse for using 70 or 80 columns for source
>> code any more. My old laptop can fit 100 across the screen
>> comfortably, which is much cleaner to work with.
> We don't talk about source code but continous text even if having some
> mark-up around. And best readability for such text is around 60
> characters per line, languages with long words may have more.
And the *generated* text is wrapped that way, or however else we want
it to be. We're discussing the source code, however, which is a whole
other thing, and none of your readability studies for printed texts
are relevant for it.
>> This bikeshed does not need repainting bright pink with orange spots.
> And you don't want us to argue about the colour, right?
I don't want you to go and break 'git blame' etc and screw around with
something that doesn't need changing, yes. The not-quite-arbitrary
decision of "what fits on my laptop screen" that was originally made
is equally as good as or better than any alternative.