On Feb 19, 2009, at 11:07 AM, Aaron Griffin wrote:
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Michael Simpson email@example.com wrote:
I think any sort of character limitation should be very carefully considered. Things should be designed to scale gracefully by means of a solid interface not by designing things to fit in 80 columns or any other fixed number.
Just to be clear here - even the terminals from the 70s supported 80 characters. "wide terminals" supported 132. Designing/limiting for 80 characters is a practice that has been used for a long time
I am a grammatical disgrace today. Excuse my mail, i'm apparently sleepier than I thought.
I meant a limitation on *visible* characters. So as to avoid text overflowing into limbo where it cannot easily (or ever) be viewed.