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by gods
on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi all,

anshumangoyal asked how to reformat perl scripts to fit the 80 chars perl line rule (Perl 80 Chars perl line Rule). I'm asking:

What do you think. Is that rule still meaningful? We have huge 16:9 monitors. Why should a line not be longer?

I have the most trouble following the rule with strings I want to print if this string is more than 80 chars long. I think it's tedious to concatenate two substrings only to follow that rule. How do you handle long (one line) strings?

Updated: Insert of link. Thanks to MidLifeXis for the hint.

Best regards
McA


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