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Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>:
> 2010/1/17 Christian Faulhammer <email@example.com>:
> >> 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.
But usually I read diffs on the screen and seldomly read PMS in
formatted text, so not my readability studies but scientific facts
apply here as well.
> 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 decision of "what fits on my laptop screen" that was originally made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.
git blame is an argument, right. The line wrapping goes on my nerve
for quite some time but I postponed any complaints until some real work
Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode