PEP 8 and extraneous whitespace

Michael Brown Michael at invalid.invalid
Sun Jul 24 09:07:42 EDT 2011

On 2011-07-22, John Gordon 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 also because many people report that it's easier to read text when
it's not wider than ~75 characters.

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