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SubjectRe: [ofa-general] Re: Merging of completely unreviewed drivers
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 2:46 AM, David Newall <davidn@davidnewall.com> wrote:
> Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> > Perhaps we should increase line length limit, 132 should be fine.
> > Especially useful with long printk() lines and long arithmetic
> > expressions.
>
> Yes; or even longer. 80 characters might have made sense on a screen
> when the alternative was 80 characters on a punched card, but on a
> modern computer it's very restrictive. That's especially true with the
> deep indents that you quickly get in C. Even short lines often need to
> be split when you put a few tabs in front of them, and that makes
> comprehension that bit harder, not to mention looks ugly.

There is a reason to limit line length: scientific research has shown
that readability of regular texts is optimal for a line length between
55 and 65 characters. My experience is that the readability of source
code decreases when the lines are very long (more than 160
characters).

Bart Van Assche.


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