too many lines too long

Joachim Breitner mail at
Mon Nov 9 22:47:12 UTC 2015


I’d like to state a differing opinion:

I don’t think highly of such a hard rule. A line should have the length
that is most natural to it. Patches should be easy to review.
Developers time is spent better than re-shuffling code to be short and
still nicely formatted and aligned.

I might be in the minority here, and of course I’ll be adhering to any
hard requirements agreed on by broad consensus, but note that the
support for an 80-line regime is not unanimous.

Oh, and obviously dropping this requirement would also solve Richard’s
problems with the linter :-)


Joachim “nomeata” Breitner
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