Is 78 characters still a good option? Was: [Haskell-cafe]
breaking too long lines
jason.dusek at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 18:39:59 EDT 2009
2009/04/26 Miguel <miguelimo38 at yandex.ru>:
> 2009/04/26 Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com>:
>> If we do not preserve the old ways, it'll be anarchy all the
>> way down.
> How exactly are you going to preserve old ways?
Whenever are we are presented with the a question of correct
conduct, we must re-affirm our commitment to the practices
handed down to us.
When we revisit this question -- "Should we maintain the 80
column limit?" -- it as an opporunity to affirm this practice.
Through this exercize, we perenially renew our faith in this
convention, accepting the bonds of convention.
This ritual -- the "line-length reminding ritual" -- is played
out across all programming communities several times a year.
Everyone says the same things. Then they all go away with the
80 column limit re-established in their minds.
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