OK.  Again, this thread appears dead to the OP, since it has been delving into subjectiveness for quite a while now.

If anybody has more objective arguments to propose, I would love to hear them.

If not, then hopefully someone will read this thread and pick out the objective points for future consideration of this highly debated point.

Remember that if Python is to remain a choice for future generations, its ability to be dynamic needs to remain.  Times change, tools change.  Languages must change as well.  Making Python a hospitable environment for future generations to contribute will be important.

This is what made my choice of Python 10 years ago an easy choice.  Let's not forget to be dynamic so that others will make the same choice down the road.

 - Aaron

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
Jan Kanis <jan.kanis@phil.uu.nl> writes:

> There is, of course, a correct solution to this line length problem.
> The ideal maximum line length is dependent on how much horizontal
> space you've got

It's also dependent on how different line lengths affect ease of rapid
comprehension. As mentioned many times in this thread.

> so the code should be automatically wrapped to your window size.

No, since that fails to account for the dependency I mention above.

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