On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Raymond Hettinger firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >
What I'm more concerned about is lines that start many tabs deep. Those become awkward, causing you to wrap them differently than if they were not tabbed. So, I think the 80 char limit should be relaxed only when there is a bunch of whitespace to the left. Your cues for refactoring and coding style should not depend on the initial level of indentation.
I disagree. I find that highly nested code probably needs refactoring. The code in question is likely too complex and hard to test. Of course this is not always the case, just a general rule in my experience.