Is 78 characters still a good option? Was: [Haskell-cafe]
breaking too long lines
daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Sun Apr 26 07:41:33 EDT 2009
Am Sonntag 26 April 2009 04:38:42 schrieb Jason Dusek:
> > As always, opinions on aesthetics differ slightly, but
> > overall, everyone seems to mostly agree...
> Eh? Since when did they mostly agree? The 200 column example
> we've seen brought out a lot of disagreement.
Well, to be picky, Bob (Thomas Davie) wrote:
> > As always, opinions on aesthetics differ
> > slightly, but overall, everyone seems to mostly agree that we should
> > try to keep lines short where possible, but lengthen then when needed.
And the disagreement is about whether it's needed to lengthen such lines.
While I can easily imagine the need for 100-character lines to improve readability, 200 is
way beyond my imagination :)
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