"Karl O. Pinc" <k...@meme.com> writes: > On Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:23:00 -0500 > Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote: >> I think our preferred style is not to break strings across lines like >> this.
> How do you do that and not exceed the 80 character line limit? > Just ignore the line length limit? Right. It depends on context, but letting isolated lines wrap doesn't do that much damage to readability, IMO anyway. (If you've got a bunch of these adjacent to each other, you might choose to break them to reduce confusion.) The advantage of not breaking up error strings is that it makes grepping for them more reliable, when you're wondering "where in the sources did this error come from?". If you get a report about "could not frob a whatzit" and grep for "frob a whatzit", but somebody decided to break that string in the middle to avoid a line wrap, you won't find the spot. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers