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NewsHow to deal with bad code PinstaffTerrence Dorsey25-Mar-13 12:11 
News80 chars per line is great PinstaffTerrence Dorsey25-Mar-13 12:10 
GeneralRe: 80 chars per line is great PinmemberLloyd Atkinson25-Mar-13 14:23 
GeneralRe: 80 chars per line is great PinstaffTerrence Dorsey25-Mar-13 14:49 
GeneralRe: 80 chars per line is great PinmemberClifford Nelson25-Mar-13 14:35 
GeneralRe: 80 chars per line is great PinmemberPIEBALDconsult25-Mar-13 15:29 
GeneralRe: 80 chars per line is great PinmemberRavi Bhavnani25-Mar-13 17:22 
GeneralRe: 80 chars per line is great PinmemberDan Neely26-Mar-13 2:48 
I generally code in ~120.
 
I have VS set to draw lines at 80, 120, and 160. IntelliJ has one line at 120, Eclipse doesn't have any at all. I'm not sure if the latter two are adjustable, I don't do enough java to have bothered looking for options to change them (or if I did I forgot about doing so).
 
My edit pane is currently 146 chars wide, but that changes somewhat depending on what I'm doing in sidebars. Really long lines tend to be noxiously long type names (auto generated xml classes are among the worst), places where I need to drill deeply into object hierarchies, and linq queries where there's no good natural spot to break the line. Otherwise most of my lines are under 80 chars; some of the ugly lines do end up longer because there's still nowhere to break the line that doesn't turn out to be breaking a line just for the sake of breaking a line and I'd rather scroll because arbitrary stupid line breaks are even more disruptive.
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GeneralRe: 80 chars per line is great PinmemberLeslie Sanford26-Mar-13 3:25 
NewsProgramming languages ranked by expressiveness PinstaffTerrence Dorsey25-Mar-13 10:35 
GeneralRe: Programming languages ranked by expressiveness PinmemberDan Neely26-Mar-13 3:06 
GeneralRe: Programming languages ranked by expressiveness Pinmemberszukuro26-Mar-13 3:40 
NewsHow I became a password cracker PinstaffTerrence Dorsey25-Mar-13 10:35 
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NewsEmail tax may slice spam and scams out of inboxes PinstaffTerrence Dorsey25-Mar-13 10:34 
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