A desperate lunge for on-topic-ness
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sun Oct 21 10:07:26 CEST 2012
On Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:18:47 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2012-10-20, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>> Strangely, we've gone from 80-character fixed width displays to
>> who-knows-what (if I drop my font size I can probably get nearly 200
>> characters across in full-screen mode)...
>> But at the same time we've gone from 132-character line-printers
>> using fan-fold 11x17 pages, to office inkjet/laser printers using
>> 8.5x11 paper, defaulting to portrait orientation -- with a 10
>> character/inch font, and 1/4" left/right margins, we're back to 80
>> character limitation
> True, but nobody prints source code out on paper do they?
There's nothing better than spreading out a dozen sheets of source code
over a table to get a good, high-level overview of what does what in
preparation to refactoring it.
> Seriously -- I can't remember the last time I printed souce code...
I've never printed souce code either *wink*
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