On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Matijn Woudt <tijn...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM, Jim Lucas <li...@cmsws.com> wrote: >> On 08/24/2012 08:25 AM, Matijn Woudt wrote: >>> >>> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Jim Lucas<li...@cmsws.com> wrote: >>>> >>>> Two simple guide lines will help everybody here. >>>> >>>> 1) Limit your lines to 80 characters >>>> 2) Use spaces instead of Tabs >>>> >>> >>> Are we going to discuss coding guidelines again? The 80-character >>> limit is outdated, 100 or 120 is more common today. >>> And while I do agree with the spaces, do you also insist on 2, 4 or .. >>> spaces? ;) >>> Oh and I'd like everybody to put the opening brackets on the same line.. >>> bla bla >>> >>> My point is: It's not going to happen. >>> >>> - Matijn >> >> >> This has absolutely nothing to do with your own personal coding styles. >> This has only to do with how you are going to present code to the list >> members. > > So you expect people to convert all their code to a 'mailing list > standard' before posting? Still not going to see that happen.. > >> >> Personally, I let my code ramble on as long a line as it needs. I use tabs >> (set to 8 chars) in my code. That is because the other developers that I >> work with have editors that can display the tabs in whatever width they >> desire. I also do not wrap at 80 chars. >> >> But if you look back at any of my code examples that I have written, none of >> them are longer then 80 characters, and uses two spaces for indentation. >> Simply because my email client is set to plain text and wraps at 80 chars. > > I can see that you do that indeed, but that does *not* guarantee that > it is also seen that way. I think most of us use a 'smart' mail > client, that automatically makes emails more readable by undoing these > stupid line breaks at 80 chars. Gmail for example shows your mail as > lines with approx 175 chars on my 17" notebook.. I'm not sure how > Gmail sends my messages, but looking at the 'Show original' option, it > seems it breaks long lines but might be at a different length too.
See, now this is what gets me. Gmail is folding my mail at some indeterminant length that seems *much* shorter than even 80 characters, but it willingly lets email from non-gmail sources play across the page as they see fit. I don't see why Gmail doesn't just make it a QP item and not force line breaks upon me. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php