[Chicago] Good readings on the history of computing
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Wed Sep 25 00:32:39 CEST 2013
If you are using some process that is based upon original data processing, 80 characters is how long a "punch card" used to be.
On Sep 24, 2013, at 4:49 PM, Carl Karsten wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Jason Wirth <wirth.jason at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Python is a newer language
> 
> It is over 20 years old.
> granted pep 8:
> But back to your question about why 79 chars, I think because many of
> us (like me) use text based editors in text based environments like an
> ssh shell that defaults to 80 chars.
> and back on topic, you may like this
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCwRGHj5jOE "26 years with Erlang or
> How I got my grey hairs"
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