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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: Simon Wright <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 09:47:26 -0400
Reply-To: Stephen Leake <[log in to unmask]>
From: Stephen Leake <[log in to unmask]>
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Simon Wright <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> > 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
> typeface.

I rarely read code on paper. I have a big screen; anyone doing serious
software development should also have a big screen; they are getting
really cheap.

Printing code in landscape orientation easily accomodates 120 characters.

-- Stephe