79 chars or more?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Aug 17 20:47:32 CEST 2010

On 8/17/2010 2:26 PM, Almar Klein wrote:

> On a related note, why is the limit mentioned in PEP8 79 chars, and not
> 80? I never understood this :)

A newline char or block or underline cursor makes 80. The importance 
depended on the terminal. 80 chars on the last line could especially be 
a problem.
Terry Jan Reedy

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