[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r60919 - peps/trunk/pep-0008.txt

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Feb 22 17:20:26 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>     >> Why not just skip the specifics except to say < 80 characters for all
>     >> lines?  Don't mention 72, 79 or any other number than 80:
>     Amaury> I often run "svn diff" in a console limited to 80 characters.
>     Amaury> Because of the leading "+", lines longer than 78 wrap, and the
>     Amaury> output is more difficult to read.
> There will always be certain cases which present probems.  I use "svn
> annotate" from time-to-time which adds an even wider margin to the left.
> In those situations I either grin and bear it or stretch my window enough to
> view it without wrapping.

Yes, but svn/cvs diff is a particularly common use case.  I agree with
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