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To: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Fill column
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:26:34 +0000
2010/1/17 Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>:
>>>>>> 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
terminals.

> 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.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh


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