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On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 5:35 AM, Hisham <> wrote:
> On 30 November 2017 at 05:48, Paige DePol <> wrote:
>> What standards for code width and comments styles do you all use?
> In my own projects, I never use an arbitrary number for code width,
> for reasons I described here [1]:
> "There are no hard or soft limits on line lengths. Line lengths are
> naturally limited by using one statement per line. If that still
> produces lines that are too long (e.g. an expression that produces a
> line over 256-characters long, for example), this means the expression
> is too complex and would do better split into subexpressions with
> reasonable names.
> Rationale: No one works on VT100 terminals anymore. If line lengths
> are a proxy for code complexity, we should address code complexity
> instead of using line breaks to fit mind-bending statements over
> multiple lines."
> [1]
> -- Hisham

Of course, if you talk to someone else, line COUNTS are a proxy for
code complexity...

/s/ Adam