[Python-Dev] PEP 8 modernisation

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Thu Aug 1 16:21:42 CEST 2013

On Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:16:13 -0400, Fred Drake <fred at fdrake.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 9:10 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> > Something magic about 99?
> I'm guessing it's short enough you can say you tried, but long
> enough to annoy traditionalists anyway.
> I'm annoyed already.  :-)

+1 :)

My terminal windows are usually wider than 80 chars, but I still find it
far far better to limit myself to 79 columns, because it gives me
the flexibility to narrow the windows at need (eg: :vsplit in vi to
see several files side-by-side).  The (small) improvement in
readability of longer lines is far less significant to me than 
the loss of readability when I want narrower windows (or run into
them in code review tools, as mentioned).

But of course this is just my opinion :) :)


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