[erlang-questions] Style wars: junk comments

Robert Virding <>
Wed Sep 12 16:14:36 CEST 2012


Computers speak ASCII and lines are 80 chars long, that's just the way it is.

Robert

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Niclas Eklund" <>
> To: 
> Sent: Wednesday, 12 September, 2012 10:45:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Style wars: junk comments
> 
> On 09/12/2012 10:33 AM, Ivan Uemlianin wrote:
> > I agree.
> >
> > The emacs gen_server skeleton has things like:
> >
> > %%%===================================================================
> > %%% Internal functions
> > %%%===================================================================
> >
> > (note 70 chars wide)
> >
> > It's as if they're section headings at the top of a page in a book.
> >
> 
> Would you prefer 80 chars? Must the IBM punch card still haunt us?!
> ;-)
> 
> http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/148677/why-is-80-characters-the-standard-limit-for-code-width
> 
> /Nick
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