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News80 chars per line is great Pin
Terrence Dorsey25-Mar-13 13:10
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It's tough these days depending on the language to stay under 80 characters per line. There are two main reasons:

One, the nested constructs and the way they are formatted in languages like C#. You have namespaces, classes, methods, closures, etc. Again, this is language dependent, but some of these constructs in some languages carry with them a level of indention, so you can go several layers deep before actually getting to implementation code. At that point, a good many of those 80 characters have already been eaten.

A second reason is the practice of using readable identifiers, e.g. method and variable names. These add to the character count per line (not saying we should abandon them in exchange for cryptic names, though).
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