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Re^2: Perl 80 Chars perl line Rule

by BillKSmith (Chaplain)
on Dec 04, 2012 at 21:49 UTC ( #1007161=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl 80 Chars perl line Rule
in thread Perl 80 Chars perl line Rule

The rule is much older than you seem to think. Some of us still remember 80 column IBM punch cards. (Many versions of FORTRAN reserved the last eight of these for "sequence numbers")

Bill


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Re^3: Perl 80 Chars perl line Rule
by ww (Bishop) on Dec 04, 2012 at 22:11 UTC
    80 col IBM...

    ...and long after that, my first, personally-owned puter: O1 with a (or is memory failing along with my eyes) a 5-inch, 52 column screen.
        Ah, just rolling in the remembered joy of the DD and 80-col upgrades!

      I think 40 chars in 25 lines where standard, when I did my first steps on the first common desktop computer generations 30 years ago.

      IIRC some computers like Apple II and/or CBM 4000 could be run with half width characters to achieve 80 chars/line.

      Cheers Rolf

      PS: God bless my mum for allowing her nerd kid to book evening classes at an "adult education center" to play with "Komputer"s to learn science fiction technologies like BASIC and ASSEMBLER... =)

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