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Re: PEP8 79 char max

 
 
Terry Reedy
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      07-29-2013
On 7/29/2013 5:01 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 7/29/2013 3:43 PM, Devyn Collier Johnson wrote:
>> In Python programming, the PEP8 recommends limiting lines to a maximum
>> of 79 characters because "There are still many devices around that are
>> limited to 80 character lines"

>
> "plus, limiting windows to 80 characters makes it possible to have
> several windows side-by-side. "
>
>> (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/#code-lay-out). What devices
>> cannot handle 80 or more characters on a line?

>
> PEP 8 is being revised. My understanding is that because such machines
> are now rare, while the second reason is still operative, the
> recommended limit will be raised to 100,


or maybe not, as there is disagreement on the issue also .

or at least say that some are
> using that as the guideline. 200 char lines are harder to read.
>



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