79 chars or more?

James Mills prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Tue Aug 17 04:42:19 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:35 PM, AK <andrei.avk at gmail.com> wrote:
> As monitors are getting bigger, is there a general change in opinion on
> the 79 chars limit in source files? I've experimented with 98 characters
> per line and I find it quite a bit more comfortable to work with that
> length, even though sometimes I have to edit files in 80 width
> terminals, it's still easier to adapt to some inconvenience when that
> happens than the other way around, since about 95% of time or more, I do
> use wider editor window or terminal.
> Is going over 79 still a terrible thing to do?  -andrei

My personal opinion (despite monitors being wider) is
the horizontal scrolling isn't worth it. Stick to a 80-char width.


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