[Python-3000] C style guide

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Mar 25 16:37:41 CET 2006

On 3/25/06, Kevin Jacobs <jacobs at bioinformed.com> <bioinformed at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/24/06, Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
> > On Friday 24 March 2006 11:49, Kevin Jacobs <jacobs at bioinformed.com>
> wrote:
> > > Don't forget those of us who are now pushing for 120 character wide
> > > source files!
> >
> > That would be bad.  Do you realize just how small fonts would have to get
> > to let us still have as many editor windows on-screen?  I don't think my old
> > eyes could handle it!
> Take the "glass half full" approach -- just think how big a monitor you'll
> get to see all that information on the screen!

Actually, a 120-wide window is mostly a bigger waste of space since
*most* code easily fits in 80 columns (remember, average line length
is 30!). Folding the occasional long line is much better use of
resources than stretching the window to accommodate it.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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