[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] peps: Use Guido's preferred wording re: line length

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 04:26:03 CEST 2013

On 3 Aug 2013 11:07, "Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 8/2/2013 6:19 AM, nick.coghlan wrote:
>> +The Python standard library is conservative and requires limiting
>> +lines to 79 characters (and docstrings/comments to 72).
> If you (and Guido) mean that as a hard limit, then patchcheck should
check line lengths as well as trailing whitespace.

That raises issues when modifying existing non-compliant files, because it
removes the human judgement on whether a non-compliance is worth fixing or


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