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From Rich Haase <rha...@pandora.com>
Subject Re: Checkstyle 80 char limit
Date Tue, 05 May 2015 18:30:01 GMT
I respect immensely the contributions Doug has made to many Apache projects, but I don’t
think that should be a reason to force everyone to write code as if our screen sizes can’t
support more than 80 characters.

On May 5, 2015, at 12:21 PM, Niels Basjes <Niels@basjes.nl<mailto:Niels@basjes.nl>>

Perhaps we should tell him these screens can also be turned landscape ? ;)

But seriously:
1) Does Doug still actively work on code? From my perspective; Only very
2) In the 200+ people IT department where I work I know only 1 colleague
who uses his screen in portrait mode and he doesn't do code.

So, for who do we really stick to the 80 chars limit?


On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 8:11 PM, Allen Wittenauer <aw@altiscale.com<mailto:aw@altiscale.com>>

On May 5, 2015, at 11:05 AM, Rich Haase <rhaase@pandora.com<mailto:rhaase@pandora.com>>

Can someone explain to me why on earth we care about limiting line
length to 80 characters?  Are there hadoop developers out there working
from teletype terminals?  Can we perhaps update this limit to something
sane, like 120 chars?


Best regards / Met vriendelijke groeten,

Niels Basjes

Rich Haase| Sr. Software Engineer | Pandora
m (303) 887-1146 |  rhaase@pandora.com<mailto:awilson2@pandora.com>

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