[Twisted-Python] coding standard: column width?
Clark C. Evans
cce at clarkevans.com
Wed Mar 5 13:15:24 EST 2003
So, would purely whitespace patches fixing lines that
go over 79 columns be accepted?
On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 11:44:53PM -0500, Steve Waterbury wrote:
| 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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