79 chars or more?

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 12:02:40 CEST 2010

On 08/17/10 12:59, AK wrote:
> On 08/16/2010 10:42 PM, James Mills wrote:
>> 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.
> But.. why horizontal scrolling, isn't autowrap much better than that?

Do you seriously use autowrapper when writing code?

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