Subject: Re: [boost] coding conventions
From: Jeff Flinn (TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-06 15:16:01
Stewart, Robert wrote:
> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> Filesystem.V3 uses 90 characters as the normal width, and I'm
>> planning to gradually move all of my code to 90.
> That's hardly in keeping with the advice in http://www.boost.org/development/requirements.html#Design_and_Programming. It may not be a hard rule, but wouldn't it be better to get consensus on changing the guideline before doing so?
> Incidentally, why 90 columns? Is that just to annoy those that rely on 80 columns for readability? ;-) Seriously, it seems such an arbitrary number that I'm left to wonder why.
Of course we should stick with the FORTRAN driven 80 character limit for
and eschew any advancements in computer technology for eternity. ;-)
I can come up with arguments for longer character limits based on good
graphic design and presentation practices. Why not 90?