Subject: Re: Time to update KNF?
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/2000 21:16:28
At 23:48 Uhr -0000 18.01.2000, Simon Burge wrote:
>This I've been thinking of mentioning - how many people are stuck with
>80 columns these days?  At work (I'm in a one man group now, so I define
>the group's coding style :-), I use KNF but with 132 columns.  A fairly
>arbitary number, but it fits comfortably on screen when I have to use a
>1024x864 display and prints nicely in landscape on A4 paper...

I'm not "stuck".

80 columns give me two xterm/xemacs frames side by side on a 1152x870
screen, and they give me two columns in portrait mode on an A4 paper

I find code with >100 chars/line significantly harder to read (Java...).
You end up adding more vertical whitespace to structure the mess, so you
don't gain anything.


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