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From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-14 15:03:18

For what it is worth, the Oracle coding standards forbid tabs
and mandate 80 columns -- you never know who might need to read
or edit your code in the course of porting it to our many target
platforms, and you never know what equipment and software they
may need to use to do it. Try dealing with wide lines and mixed
tabs and spaces using vi or gdb in a telnet session on a dumb
terminal and then you'll understand.

Besides, after years of punch cards and teletypes 80 columns and
a fixed font just seem right to me. Otherwise it just doesn't
look like code.

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