On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:49 AM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> We currently still have the guideline that code should fit into an 80
> character window. But an increasing amount of the code, and code
> submissions, don't adhere to that (e.g. copy.c, which triggered me to
> write this email). And I mean outside of accepted "exceptions" like
> error messages.  And there's less need for such a relatively tight limit
> these days.  Perhaps we should up the guideline to 90 or 100 chars?

Or maybe we should go the other way and get a little more rigorous
about enforcing that limit.  I realize 80 has nothing on its side but
tradition, but I'm a traditionalist -- and I still do use 80 character
windows a lot of the time.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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