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Re: On what column do you wrap your code?

by herby1620 (Monk)
on Feb 10, 2006 at 01:20 UTC ( #529258=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to On what column do you wrap your code?

Of course, one always wraps on (or before) column 72. If you were really doing it right, the continuation character (other than zero, or blank) would be in column 6 (but I digress). You need to be careful, usually the drum card in the keypunch is set to skip automagically at column 72 anyway, so you need to think about it before that happens.
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Re^2: On what column do you wrap your code?
by swampyankee (Parson) on Feb 10, 2006 at 15:39 UTC

    Ah, another soul remembering the days before ed, let alone emacs or vim...

    Then, of course, giving the long deck to the operator so he (never "she") could put it into the card reader. Or, depending on how quickly you needed the program's output, dropping the cards on the floor.

    There was a reason for those sequence numbers in 73 through 80...


    " When in doubt, use brute force." — Ken Thompson

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