[Twisted-Python] coding standard: column width?

Steve Waterbury 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


- Steve.

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