> From: Stephen Leake <[log in to unmask]>
> Ada is a "tool for the next century"; let's not carry the "support
> legacy stuff" too far. There's no excuse for a line length limit of
> less than 120.
I just checked some books, a paperback has lines of about 55
characters and a large textbook 85. Anything more can get quite hard
to read. And code is usually presented in a clumsy monospaced
I know that's for text not code, but there is likely to be some
similarity since it's related to the way eyes/brains work.
I'll stick with the 79.
(I find that many people who don't respect the line length limit don't
respect many other coding conventions, either).