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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH] Drop 80-character limit in checkpatch.pl




On Fri, 18 Dec 2009, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
>
> But think what happens when someone views that 100-char code on 80-char 
> terminal (or for example 94-char, that I used for some times too) --- 
> every second line will be wasted with just 20 characters on the left.

What kind of CRAZY crap argument is that?

The current rule is 80 characters - but how many lines are actually even 
close to 80 characters long? Very few.

So that "every second line" statement is pure and utter idiocy. Instead, 
what you get is totally the reverse: instead of wasting two lines _anyway_ 
due to a hard-newline, you often get a single line instead (since most of 
us don't work in 24x80 windows to begin with).

			Linus


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