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From Niklas Edmundsson <>
Subject Re: Style violations
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:36:07 GMT
On Mon, 9 Jan 2012, Sander Temme wrote:

> On Jan 9, 2012, at 11:35 AM, André Malo wrote:
>> Here it's 80 chars (actually I'm use 78 personally) both about putting
>> multiple editors side by side and keeping diffs readable by email clients.
> I'm in much the same mode: multiple 80 char wide windows 
> side-by-side.  I would favor keeping the 80 char limit unless the 
> message (code or otherwise) benefits from expression in a wider 
> format.  For that reason, not elated about automated post-commit 
> enforcement.


Fitting six 80x40 terminals on a single screen is quite handy when 
working at multiple files at the same time, that gets cumbersome if 
each file gets ad hoc widths especially when you mix headers/files of 
different origins (say libs used by $project). Sure, the 
terminal/viewer/editor wraps but the readability is crap.

I've seen code written by people with random-sized terminals (usually 
the size they could comfortably use on their laptop of the time), and 
even themselves tend to resort to running indent over the lot a few 
years later when they need to print/overview/whatever...

So, 80 cols but with the exception mentioned by Sander above has my 

  Niklas Edmundsson, Admin @ {acc,hpc2n}      |
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