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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-06 15:17:15

"Rozental, Gennadiy" <gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> > in favor of 80-column text is just that
>> > So I wondered what the general opinion of boost developers
>> is on this issue,
>> I am in favor of 72 column lines myself. This allows me to have three
>> comfortable columns of code on the screen at once.
> This is namely the reason why I would prefer longer lines. On majority on
> modern monitors 80-column text fit to left 1/3 of monitor space, leaving 2/3
> blank.
>>From "idiological prospective" you won't find too many reasons to defend
> 80-column limitation. We tend to use more and more explicit namespace
> specifications, a lot of template parameters, effectively making even simple
> assignment to spread on multiple lines (and less readable) would you stick
> to 80-column. Unless you try to put several statements on the same line, I
> prefer to see it long not separated. On the other hand, I admit that there
> are still as lot of people using vi through terminal connection.

OK, this is getting OT. Let's get back to library design, please.

Dave Abrahams
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