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From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
Subject: Re: Fill column
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:01:04 +0100
Hi,

Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>:
> 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.

 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 decision of "what fits on my laptop screen" that was originally made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
is done.

V-Li


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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
Re: Fill column
-- Ciaran McCreesh
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