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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: Stephen Leake <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 09:25:36 +0200
Reply-To: Pascal Obry <[log in to unmask]>
From: Pascal Obry <[log in to unmask]>
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 > 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.

Well I must disagree here :) I find it just harder to read Ada code with too
long line length. I use a limit of 80. This works well if you want to print
the code (it is true that I use less printed code these days as screen quality
- especially notebooks ones - are really good) or if you want to have a diff
output side-by-side on two different Window.

So I still think that a limit of 80 is good for any languages. This is the way
GNAT, GCC, GDB, Emacs, GPS, AWS... are coded just to name few!



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