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




On Fri, 18 Dec 2009, Randy Dunlap wrote:

> 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?)

I don't like scrolling too but most viewers and editors wrap it 
automatically to screen width. For example, restrict your terminal to 50 
columnts and try using "less".

Mikulas


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