[Haskell-cafe] Re: Is 78 characters still a good option? Was: breaking too long lines

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Wed Apr 22 10:38:38 EDT 2009

Another reason for the 80 character limit: some developers have very  
poor eyesight, which can be overcome with large monitors and large  
fonts. This won't work if you have to scroll the code.


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On Apr 22, 2009, at 8:32 AM, Achim Schneider wrote:

> Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Really, the whole thing makes me wish we had blasphemy laws.
>>    If any person, in speaking or in writing, shall indicate
>>    a preference for column widths other than 80 or indent
>>    characters other than spaces (`0x20`) they shall be
>>    compelled to present some science or be subject to
>>    imprisonment.
> I'll definitely add it to the list of questions should I ever  
> conduct a
> job interview. Just to test how much backing people have for their  
> zeal.
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