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From Ruediger Pluem <rpl...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Style rule change?
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:53:16 GMT


William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> On 1/8/2012 12:04 PM, Guenter Knauf wrote:
>> on the other side: I've asked me already often if we shouldnt increase the maxchar/line;
I
>> believe that would in many cases greatly increase readability ...
>> and honestly: who the heck does nowadays work on a 80-line terminal??
> 
> Frequently on unix and windows.  I haven't yet committed the time to
> try working on a headless windows server 2008, however :)  My text
> editor windows all default to 81 cols to avoid just this issue.
> 
>> isn't that a relic inherited from stone-time? I would be fine with f.e. 110 or 120
chars/line.
> 
> Is a limit even appropriate anymore?  On what basis?  132 chars is one
> standard that could be applied.  Perhaps a precommit filter to avoid
> issues in the future?
> 

I think we should stick with the 80 chars/line for email and multiple terminals in parallel.

Regards

RĂ¼diger

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