I agree that the long docstrings should be broken up, and I agree that code
can sometimes be clearer beyond 80 columns. I generally go up to about 120
columns myself, based on my screen size and the font size that I find to be
I think that fixing the docstrings would be better off done by someone with
CVS access, rather then submitted as patches.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Haase [mailto:crosseyedpenguin@...]
> Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 11:29 AM
> To: Webware Devel
> Subject: Re: [Webware-devel] 80 char wide source...
> --- Frank Barknecht <fbar@...> wrote:
> > I can live with code going wider than 80, if necessary, and
> > deep loops and such are clearer o read, if you don't break the lines
> > artificially with "\" at EOL.
> > But I don't like the long docstrings, at all. In fact, I hate them
> > and
> > I don't see what sense it should make, to have to scroll to read a
> > simple paragraph. And I don't like setting my editor to
> wrap, because
> > in python this makes errors in indentation harder to see.
> I certainly agree with Frank, the long docstrings are very annoying.
> The code is sometimes clearer with lines >80.
> Roger Haase
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