[arch-releng] size of the "display" (framebuffer?) on our images

Michael Simpson michael at abstract.fm
Thu Feb 19 11:10:16 EST 2009

On Feb 19, 2009, at 11:07 AM, Aaron Griffin wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Michael Simpson  
> <michael at abstract.fm> 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.

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