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News80-characters-per-line limits should be terminal, says Linux kernel chief Linus Torvalds Pin
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We had a revision of company coding rules a while ago, and some members of the working group insisted on 80 cols max.

The leader of the project I was on immediately granted an exception to that rule: We also had strict rules for generating #define constants, which caused several symbol names to exceed 80 chars.

I think these naming rules are crazy. But if you insist on lines that can be punched on an 80 column card, remember that cols 73-80 are reserved for sequence number (and is ignored by some card readers), cols 1-5 are reserved for the label, and col 6 is the continuation marker. That leaves 66 cols for program code.

I am fond of end-of-line comments, whether in variable/member declarations or code statements. I start them from col 70, to avoid cluttering up the (max 66 char) code lines. That is in my own code, in private projects and projects not bound by the company coding rules 80 char lines.

... but then: These same guys insisting on 80 char line length give rules for how to structure directories and create subdirectory levels for the tiniest little thing. One thing is that these are command-line-tool affectionados, and commnand.exe is, for legacy reasons, never going to return a path name exceeding 260 chars: Most likely, old CLI applications haven't made a bigger buffer, and would overflow. But in one case where the 260 char line was broken, I counted the same module name occuring in seven different directory levels, exactly the same name. Jeeez... I mean, even if you migrated your system to a modern, long-filename world, it makes no sense to repeat the module name seven times in the path! But so it is.

My reaction, when they complain about the 260 char limit: You asked for it, you got it. The length problem, that is.
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NewsMicrosoft adds a message to the Windows 10 update page if a device is blocked from receiving feature updates Pin
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NewsSurvey sees increased agile adoption during COVID-19 Pin
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NewsYou’re sold on load testing. But for what “unreasonable” load should you test? Pin
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NewsWild new ‘lickable screen’ can synthesize any flavor with gels and electricity Pin
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NewsThis'll make you feel old: Uni compsci favourite Pascal hits the big five-oh this year Pin
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