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From: Alexandru Elisei <alexandru.elisei@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o, Alexandru Elisei <alexandru.elisei@×××××.com>
Subject: [gentoo-portage-dev] [PROPOSAL] Don't split user visible messages across multiple lines
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:33:30
1 I was working on emerge --sync and my test repo configuration
2 generated several warning messages. Finding the exact location where
3 the warnings was generated was surprisingly difficult because the
4 message string was split across three lines due to the 80 character
5 line limit and I had to grep for different patterns until I found one
6 that matched part of a line.
8 I propose that messages that are visible to the user never be split
9 across multiple lines. This is also the coding style convention used
10 by the linux kernel:
13 If accepted, this could go in the DEVELOPING file.