Re: PEP8 79 char max

Discussion in 'Python' started by Terry Reedy, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Terry Reedy

    Terry Reedy Guest

    On 7/29/2013 5:01 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
    > On 7/29/2013 3:43 PM, Devyn Collier Johnson wrote:
    >> In Python programming, the PEP8 recommends limiting lines to a maximum
    >> of 79 characters because "There are still many devices around that are
    >> limited to 80 character lines"

    >
    > "plus, limiting windows to 80 characters makes it possible to have
    > several windows side-by-side. "
    >
    >> (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/#code-lay-out). What devices
    >> cannot handle 80 or more characters on a line?

    >
    > PEP 8 is being revised. My understanding is that because such machines
    > are now rare, while the second reason is still operative, the
    > recommended limit will be raised to 100,


    or maybe not, as there is disagreement on the issue also ;-).

    or at least say that some are
    > using that as the guideline. 200 char lines are harder to read.
    >



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    Terry Reedy, Jul 29, 2013
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