PEP 8 and extraneous whitespace

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


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

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.

Cheers,
Chris
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