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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] SubmittingPatches: Increase the line length limit from 80 to 100 colums
    On Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:07:43 +0100
    Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:

    > [PATCH] SubmittingPatches: Increase the line length limit from 80 to 100 colums
    >
    > The overwhelming majority of kernel developers have stopped
    > using 80 col terminals years ago.
    >
    > As far as I'm aware I was the last regular kernel contributor
    > who still used a standard VGA text console, but both text
    > consoles and using them to read the kernel source code has
    > become increasingly gruesome years ago so I switched to a wider
    > terminal two years ago.

    I always use 80-cols, everywhere. Not because I particularly like it -
    I find it a bit too small. I use it because it is the standard, and
    using it helps me see where and how badly we violate the standard.

    We've actually done pretty well - linewrap in 80 cols rarely causes me
    problems. It's sufficiently rare that when it *does* happen, it really
    stands out.

    IOW, the changelog is quite the exaggeration.

    > So lets increase the limit to 100 cols

    I think that's going too far - 96 will be enough and it's a multiple of 8.

    The multiple-of-8 thing seems pleasing but probably doesn't matter
    much. It means that things like


    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {
    if (foo) {


    will line up properly.


    If we really want to improve the world we should jump into a time
    machine and set tabstops to 4. Sigh.



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