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SubjectRe: [PATCH] SubmittingPatches: Increase the line length limit from 80 to 100 colums
On 02/03/2012 12:57 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
> 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.
>

Width matters to me more for printing than it does on the screen.
80-column text can be printed on a landscape piece of paper two columns
wide without being too hard to read (e.g. enscript -2r). I haven't
tried that with 96 columns, but more than that would almost certainly be
illegible.

-hpa

--
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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