[TUHS] 80 columns ...

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sat Nov 11 06:39:23 AEST 2017


> > Separate from this, I think that the whole 80 column thing is a bit silly.
> > I have used 132 as by default for a long time now.  
> 
> Just don't move on without some limit. There are real
> cognitive/typographic reasons why excessively long lines hurt
> comprehension. This is why both 500 year old books and 5 month old books
> have narrow measures.

I've made that point and people blithely ignore it.


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