too many lines too long
jan.stolarek at p.lodz.pl
Fri Nov 13 15:01:35 UTC 2015
My view on this is:
Firstly, I hate explaining myself to Arcanist. When prompted to explain the reason for too long
lines I typically enter "wontfix" without thinking too much.
Secondly, I really don't like how warnings clutter code reviews.
I have my Emacs highlight text beyond 80th column with a really ugly colour, so I strive real hard
to maintain 80-column limit whenever possible. But sometimes fitting in that limit is nearly
impossible: imagine being in a let nested in a do-notation nested in a guard nested in a where
clause. Approx. 15-20 columns are lost for the indentation. Nevertheless I would support
introducing a hard limit on having no more than 80 columns.
PS. It makes me really sad that we don't have any coding convention for GHC: we mix camelCase with
underscore_case, indentation is inconsistent (good thing we at least got rid of tabs!),
whitespace usage is inconsistent, etc. I could make this list very long.
Lodz University of Technology
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