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To: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Fill column
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 09:50:41 +0000
2010/1/17 Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>:
>> 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decision of "what fits on my laptop screen" that was originally made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.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh


Replies:
Re: Fill column
-- Christian Faulhammer
References:
Clarify line continuation in make.defaults
-- Jacob Godserv
Re: Clarify line continuation in make.defaults
-- Christian Faulhammer
Fill column (was: Re: Clarify line continuation in make.defaults)
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: Fill column (was: Re: Clarify line continuation in make.defaults)
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: Fill column
-- Christian Faulhammer
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