GetOpt formatting improvements

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at
Mon Jun 30 05:17:47 EDT 2008

Ross Paterson <ross at> writes:

> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 11:28:54PM +0100, Neil Mitchell wrote:
>> >      1. word-wrap the description to fit in 80 columns
>> (+1). 70 and 80 are defensible, anything else seems a bit of a weird
>> choice for line length...
> 79 is also defensible, as some terminals wrap if you use the 80th column.

and 72 is also defensible for historical reasons (cobol
rather than fortran, I think). And I use 64 for readability
reasons at a particular font size.  Making it read the
terminal width is clearly the best option.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at  (updated 2008-04-26)

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