> 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 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).