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Re: [dm-devel] Re: [PATCH] scripts/checkpatch.pl: Change long line warning to 105 chars



On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:12:41 +0000 Alasdair G Kergon wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 03:37:00PM +0100, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> > Not sure if that's long enough (maybe it is).
> > 132 looks like the next "natural" number.
> 
> Well it's good that this thread has produced more examples where it's
> reasonable and acceptable to exceed 80 characters.
> 
> What do people feel about files where the policy is to place all the
> parameters passed into a function on the same line, regardless of its
> consequent length?  

Not good IMO.  It's much easier to read something that is restricted in
width than to have to scroll/pan side to side.
(e.g., newspaper columns.  Oops, what's a newspaper?)


> (What kicked this all off was a patch Mikulas submitted containing many
> long lines, one of which hits column 264.  Personally, I dislike reading
> code with lines that wrap, but using a 132-column terminal width is
> fine.)


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~Randy


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