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NewsTime travelling with dates and time zone conversions in .NET Pin
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News80 chars per line is great Pin
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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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