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Hi McA!

Despite having not only one, but two wide monitors, I still think its a good idea to keep lines in code short. That does not mean a hard cut on 80 characters, but to take care that it is not much longer. I have the following reasons

  • I prefer reading "top-down" to "left-right" ... and that includes code
  • my screen is usually filled with windows, so its good to have them side-by-side and still being able to see all of the code
  • in some rare cases I print code ... and then I have a limit of characters per line (otherwise it looks akward...)
Am I just too old-fashioned?

HTH, Rata

In reply to Re: 78/80 chars perl line still a meaningful rule by Ratazong
in thread 78/80 chars perl line still a meaningful rule by McA

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