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News80 chars per line is great Pin
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Terrence Dorsey25-Mar-13 15:49
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I thought pretty much anyone who wrote over this width just broke it down into a multi-line statement anyway
Sadly, no. I've seen some pretty hairy-long lines. It's not pretty.

I spent many years re-formatting for print layout with more or less 80-column width, so the habit in hard-coded in my brain now.

Lately I've been messing about quite a bit in Xcode, and discovered that it does a pretty nice job of auto-formatting and indenting line breaks in a sensible, readable manner. Message parameters stack up nicely, etc. Still learning to trust it and anticipate what's likely to happen in a given situation, but the defaults do seem to lend themselves to compact, readable code.
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