Tabs -vs- Spaces: Tabs should have won.
roy at panix.com
Tue Jul 19 01:07:29 CEST 2011
In article <Xns9F2695C6AAA73duncanbooth at 127.0.0.1>,
Duncan Booth <duncan.booth at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> Tim Chase <python.list at tim.thechases.com> wrote:
> > On 07/17/2011 08:01 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> >> Roy Smith wrote:
> >>> We don't have that problem any more. It truly boggles my
> >>> mind that we're still churning out people with 80 column
> >>> minds. I'm willing to entertain arguments about readability
> >>> of long lines, but the idea that there's something magic
> >>> about 80 columns is hogwash.
> >> I agree! Which is why I set my line width to 78 columns.
> > Bah, when I started programming
> > on the Apple ][+, we had no
> > lower-case and a 40-column limit
> > on the TV display.
> > But you try and tell the young
> > people today that...
> > and they won't believe ya'.
> Acorn System One: 9 character 7 segment led display and 25 key keypad, 1Kb
> RAM, 512 bytes ROM.
BTW, if anybody has one of these in working condition that they want to
get rid of, let me know. I'd love to play with one again.
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