[Haskell-cafe] Re: Is 78 characters still a good option? Was:
breaking too long lines
leimy2k at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 10:41:31 EDT 2009
I've found that some developers have very poor taste in shirts as well,
therefore Haskell should have a dress code....
Sorry I'm not buying 80 characters as a way to address bad eyesight. ;-) I
think there's supposed to be technology in the editors to deal with that...
just as we can try to find good women to dress us better.
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 7:38 AM, John A. De Goes <john at n-brain.net> wrote:
> 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.
> John A. De Goes
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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
>>> 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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