Fun python 3.2 one-liner

Raymond Hettinger python at
Wed Apr 6 02:10:57 CEST 2011

On Apr 5, 6:38 am, Daniel Fetchinson <fetchin... at>
> >> what is the character limit on a one liner :P.
> > For PEP 8 compliance, 80 characters. :-)
> Yeah, but we don't live in the 80's or 90's anymore and our screens
> can support xterms (or let alone IDE widows) much wider than 80
> characters. I'm using 140 for python these days. Seriously, who would
> want to limit him/herself to 80 characters in 2011?

I wonder how many people will shorten otherwise clear
variable names just to get their lines to fit in 80 characters?


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