PEP 8 and extraneous whitespace

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Fri Jul 22 22:56:15 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 12:13 PM, 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.

What environments with that limitation are still in common use?
It's not the '70s anymore; I think we can safely increase the max
column width a bit.


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