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From Mark Brown <mbr...@inbox.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r569152 - /incubator/stdcxx/branches/4.2.0/etc/config/src/LIMITS.cpp
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2007 03:40:16 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sebor@roguewave.com
> Sent: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 09:29:36 -0600
> To: stdcxx-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: svn commit: r569152 -
> /incubator/stdcxx/branches/4.2.0/etc/config/src/LIMITS.cpp
> 
> Andrew, please be sure to observe the 78 characters/line limit
> in Change Log entries as documented in bullet (3) of the Patch
> Format section on the Bugs page:
>    http://incubator.apache.org/stdcxx/bugs.html#patch_format
> 
> The reason for this limit in both ChangeLogs and source files
> is that they all need to be readable on traditional VT100 text
> terminals.

I have seen coding styles with a 79 character limit (for instance Python) but I am curious
what the rationale for the 78 character limit is when even the VT100 displays have 80 columns?

-- Mark

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