[TUHS] C question for the historians
lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Nov 9 06:23:34 AEST 2017
> For me one of the worst is the 80-column requirement that came from out of
> I don't know where. Let's see, we're all getting 4k monitors, and yet
> 80 columns is how we have to write code? Hollerith would be proud.
I'm an 80 column person, I like it for side by side diffs, stuff like that.
I also read very very fast by reading down the center and using peripheral
vision for either side (hockey habits die hard). I can't do that with much
wider than 80 column.
I had a guy working for me who started to argue with me and caught himself:
"I work for you, so it's 80 columns. When you work for me it won't be."
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