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On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 05:49, Axel Kittenberger <> wrote:
> Sticking source to a defined width is definitely a good style, since
> with any line wrapping source looks obfuscated.
> I used 80 chars in the past too, but recently switched to 100, which I
> consider adequate for today so someone can view it unobscured.
> BTW: Following vim line in .vimrc will be usefull to stick to say 100
> chars width, it will color red any lines that are longer:
> match ErrorMsg '\%>100v.\+'
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Avi <> wrote:
>> Since you've already gotten several answers about how, do you mind if I ask
>> WHY you want to do this? I can't think of a single editor that doesn't do
>> automatic line wrapping.
>> On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM, rahul sharma wrote:
>>> I agree with LHF. I don't want the string to be broken down in output.
>>> Only while coding, I want to follow the 80 column format.

I stick to 80 since my screen fits 3 80-column displays very nicely.
If yours is larger, perhaps you can find another good use for that
space. It's a good standard, why change it?

Sent from my toaster.