[Haskell-cafe] Optimal line length for haskell

Iustin Pop iustin at google.com
Mon Oct 29 12:59:05 CET 2012

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 05:20:20PM +0530, Rustom Mody wrote:
> There was a recent discussion on the python list regarding maximum line
> length.
> It occured to me that beautiful haskell programs tend to be plump (ie have
> long lines) compared to other languages whose programs are 'skinnier'.
> My thoughts on this are at
> http://blog.languager.org/2012/10/layout-imperative-in-functional.html.
> Are there more striking examples than the lexer from the standard prelude?
> [Or any other thoughts/opinions :-) ]

For what is worth, in our project (Ganeti) which has a mixed
Python/Haskell codebase, we're using the same maximum length
(80-but-really-79) in both languages, without any (real) issues.


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