PEP 8 and extraneous whitespace

Neil Cerutti neilc at
Fri Jul 22 21:15:29 CEST 2011

On 2011-07-22, John Gordon <gordon at> wrote:
> In <98u00kFnfiU1 at> Neil Cerutti <neilc at> writes:
>> You can fit much more code per unit of horizontal space with a
>> proportionally spaced font. As a result, that issue, while
>> valid, is significantly reduced.
> Is it?  I assume one major reason for the 80-character limit is
> to help the poor sod who will eventually get stuck working with
> your code on an 80-column fixed width terminal window.

It's probably much better for making hard-copies of code than for
sharing directly, that is true. Your recipient would be forced to
us a similar font.

Neil Cerutti

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