[aur-dev] [PATCH] Remove all vim mode lines. Add HACKING file.

Loui louipc.ist at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 09:34:59 EDT 2008

On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:09:08 +0800
"Callan Barrett" <wizzomafizzo at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Loui <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I made this patch after a little discussion on IRC.
> > Please comment.
> > Cheers!
> I am definitely for this behavior, except perhaps that line width
> limit since we don't use terminals that cut off at 80 characters to
> edit code anymore. But if you're just suggesting this as a guideline
> and not as some to be enforced limit I'm good for all of it.

Limiting line width is not only about terminal width. It's also about
making code and patches more readable. Imagine having to scan a patch
with multiple lines at 200 columns wide or something. It will be a pain
having to spot small changes in those lines. It's also a lot easier for
human eyes to scan a shorter line of text and be able to quickly return
to the beginning of the next line. This is why newspaper and magazine
articles are printed in columns rather than running across the whole
bloody page.

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