[Twisted-Python] coding standard: column width?
golux at comcast.net
Tue Mar 4 23:44:53 EST 2003
On Tue, 2003-03-04 at 23:33, Samuel Bronson wrote:
> Clark C. Evans wrote:
> >The (very clear) coding standards don't mention a preferred column width.
> >Could it be possible to add a 76 column code wrap requirement. This is
> >useful for those of us who use your aged 80 column terminals, and more
> Or code at the console, or prefer 80 column emacs windows ;-)
Right. The Twisted coding standards are clear ... but they
shouldn't have to say everything: in the absence of explicit
direction from the Twisted coding standard, the Python style
guidelines should be followed (PEP 8 and PEP 257).
>From PEP 8 (http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0008.html):
There are still many devices around that are limited to 80
character lines; plus, limiting windows to 80 characters makes it
possible to have several windows side-by-side. The default
wrapping on such devices looks ugly. Therefore, please limit all
lines to a maximum of 79 characters (Emacs wraps lines that are
exactly 80 characters long). For flowing long blocks of text
(docstrings or comments), limiting the length to 72 characters is
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