[Haskell-cafe] Records (was Re: [Haskell] Improvements to GHC)

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Mon Nov 21 05:34:49 EST 2005

Am Sonntag, 20. November 2005 12:28 schrieb Jesper Louis Andersen:
> [...]

> The best argument I can come up with when advocating lines of 80 chars
> for most programming code is subtle, but important:
> Code is easier to read for me when it is printed on good old paper.
> a2ps(1) is magnificient, but it takes 80 chars only if you want two
> pages on a single A4. Quite a number of projects violates the 80 column
> principle with the result it is unreadable on print.

Hmm, printing code on paper isn't good for the environment.

> The human eye is not good at scanning long lines.

This is a good argument.

> [...]

Best wishes,

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