79 chars or more?

Neil Cerutti neilc at norwich.edu
Fri Aug 20 15:10:54 CEST 2010


On 2010-08-20, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> In article <4c6dfb31$0$11111$c3e8da3 at news.astraweb.com>,
>  Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>
>> Of course source code is written in a monospaced typeface, which is a 
>> little wider and consequently fewer characters per page.
>
> There was a fling a while ago with typesetting code in
> proportional spaced type.  I think some of the "Effective C++"
> series from Addison-Wesley did that.  Yuck.

It's probably influenced by The C++ Programming Language.
Stroustrup likes it.

-- 
Neil Cerutti



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