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From "Daniel Farinha" <>
Subject RE: coding conventions
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2003 13:58:12 GMT
I doubt that the 80 cols limit will be a coding convention.

Personally I keep Eclipse with the print margin on at 80, just to keep the code
readable on screen and, if needed, paper. But sometimes it's better to go over
the margin than break the line in weird places.

I consider the 80 margin more of a good practice than a strict convention.

Daniel farinha

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Fabrice M.
Sent: 15 August 2003 13:42
Subject: Re: coding conventions

Aditya Gore <> writes:

> I am something of a newbie to open source...
> Was browsing through the code and came across many files
> that have lines that extend way beyond 80 characters. Cutting these 
> into multiple lines could be a task in itself. Do such things qualify 
> for a patch?

Frankly said, and with all due respect, no.

Nobody codes a J2EE application server with 80x25 passive terminals these days.


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