Re: PEP8 79 char max

Discussion in 'Python' started by Dennis Lee Bieber, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:18:45 -0500, Skip Montanaro <>
    declaimed the following:


    >
    >Just for grins, I grabbed a non-computer book, Atul Gawande's
    >"Checklist Manifesto," from the pile on my desk and counted the number
    >of characters in a full-width line. 70. Then I grabbed my copy of
    >"Mastering Regular Expressions" and counted the number of characters
    >in a full-width line of text which also included a few special
    >characters. 80.
    >
    >I think the history of printing offers a good gauge for the useful
    >limits to line length. After all, print publishers have been at this
    >for more than a few years.
    >

    Though print industry, as I recall, went by the concept of a line being
    2 to 3 "alphabets" wide (depending upon font). So: 52-78...
    --
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    Dennis Lee Bieber, Jul 30, 2013
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