[pacman-dev] Codingstyle

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 14:28:10 EST 2007

On 1/19/07, Johannes Weiner <hannes at saeurebad.de> wrote:
> Hello pacman-hackers,
>         * Linewidth and indentation
>                 This is a hot topic. Some people's argument is, that
>                 they don't want to code on 80 char wide terminals when
>                 there is a 2048x1024 resolution on a 20" screen.
>                 However, I think that
>                 /usr/src/linux/Documentation/CodingStyle has a good
>                 point on that. It's not just an optical problem, it's
>                 design.

My gVim defaults to 80 characters wide, but that is not as much the
reason- it is so true that shorter lines of clear and concise code are
much easier to read. It is also a heck of a lot easier to follow code
that isn't nested 6 blocks in.


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