PEP 8 and extraneous whitespace

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


On 2011-07-22, John Gordon <gordon at panix.com> wrote:
> In <98u00kFnfiU1 at mid.individual.net> Neil Cerutti <neilc at norwich.edu> 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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