Subject: Re: Time to update KNF?
To: None <>
From: Dave Sainty <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/20/2000 01:54:47
"=?iso-8859-2?B?SmFyb23tciBEb2xl6GVr?=" writes:

> >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...
> If it's worth something, I use 80 columns xterms , so that i can have like 4
> of them
> on screen wthout overlapping.

I think this is the big advantage of sticking to 80 columns, it's a
predictable width so you know that it will be readable with a
particular window size.

Suggestions that people can use a greater width because their display
resolution is 1600x1200 miss the point that it's a much bigger win to
have several windows usable side-by-side.

That said, I prefer to get as much out of the 80 columns as possible,
and use the frowned-upon 2 space indenting :)  Not to indent more