Wrapping comments

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun May 10 03:48:20 CEST 2009


In message <gu5bbr$1ua$1 at lust.ihug.co.nz>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> In message <vaSdncdMGoQ_gZvXnZ2dnUVZ_vqdnZ2d at pdx.net>, Scott David Daniels
> wrote:
> 
>> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>
>>> In message <towb-EA7906.14423909052009 at news.individual.de>, Tobias Weber
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> the guideline (PEP 8) is hard wrap to 7x characters.
>>> 
>>> Nowadays I set my maximum line lengths, and the widths of my terminal
>>> windows to 100 characters. And I'm wondering whether or not to go wider
>>> still. After all, the screens can take it.
>>> 
>> But the printers cannot.
> 
> If I had to print out all the code and documentation I have to look at,
> I'd need to add another room to my house.

And yes, the printers most certainly can take it. Back in the days when you 
couldn't even choose different fonts, the most common width for printouts 
was 132 columns.




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