I am an 80 column purist https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/11/30/i-am-an-80-column-purist/ - why I think narrow code is better
@bagder I was an 80-column user for a very long time. I set all my terminals and Emacs windows to 80 columns. That changed some number of years ago. It wasn't a concious decision. I just started writing longer lines because I was annoyed by the way I had to break them.
I'm not posting this to start an argument. I guess I just want to talk about code style. I guess that topic for developers is like discussing the weather for Swedes.
I think it all depends on programming language. I do a lot of Lisp programming, and long symbol names are common in Lisp. I just went to my Emacs session and found this line. It'd be hard to break it without the result being more unreadable: https://github.com/lokedhs/maxima-client/blob/master/src/canvas.lisp#L165
@loke sure language, environment and personal preferences all contribute to what you think is right and what works. I'm not saying what everyone should do. I'm describing why I stick to narrow code.
@bagder just out of curiosity: you wrote that you won't have full screen terminals but more then one open, do you have them in split pane or even "little" ones next to each other? 🤔
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