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2010/1/17 Ulrich Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>>>>> On Sun, 17 Jan 2010, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
>> 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.
> Some people use several windows side by side, and the natural width of
> these windows is 80 columns because almost all code adheres to it.
Almost all code does not adhere to it. 80 columns is a harmful legacy
that needs to be abandoned now that we are no longer limited by 1970s
> And we are talking about LaTeX source code that is mostly human
> readable language. Readability suffers if lines have more than 60 or
> 70 characters.
Except that we're using fixed width fonts and reading non-hyphenated
source code, and we are reading it on a screen, not in print.