Re: [PATCH] remove the 80 charactes punch card limit

From: Joel Schopp
Date: Wed Jan 27 2010 - 15:31:32 EST

While the origins of 80 character lines dates back to punchcards there is a reason it has survived the test of time.

Has it though? If that were the undisputed truth, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

If you know of a usability study that quantifies the effect of line length on readibility of C code I'm willing to listen, and I'm sure others are too.
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