[Haskell-cafe] Optimal line length for haskell
rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 13:05:43 CET 2012
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Iustin Pop <iustin at google.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > [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.
There can hardly be a case that 80 causes any issues.
Just that a bit more than 80 can sometimes lead to distinctly more elegant
Too much more than 80 can cause issues with readability and/or other tools.
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