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Do you limit the width of your source code?   [Edit]

Survey period: 26 Jan 2009 to 2 Feb 2009

76 columns? 100 columns? Anything and let word wrap deal with it? How do you swing?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, so that it can be printed easily1126.08
Yes, so it fits on my screen89548.61
Sometimes yes, sometimes no51628.03
No31817.27



 
JokeAlways get the Straight Dope... Pin
Naruki27-Jan-09 13:50
Naruki27-Jan-09 13:50 
GeneralRe: I'm betting that YOU don't know... Pin
PIEBALDconsult27-Jan-09 14:49
professionalPIEBALDconsult27-Jan-09 14:49 
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TomS4528-Jan-09 15:07
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GMorris27-Jan-09 9:37
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LarryDM27-Jan-09 11:39
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TomS4527-Jan-09 12:52
TomS4527-Jan-09 12:52 
JokeThen you certainly remember this phrase: Pin
Naruki27-Jan-09 13:52
Naruki27-Jan-09 13:52 
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Member 348023228-Jan-09 0:05
Member 348023228-Jan-09 0:05 
Been there, done that. Been in this for 34 years and only started at 33.
I also dont know why people need fancy's like smileys to express themselves. Doesnt this work anymore Smile | :)
To answer the question. Any method, function or whatever should fit in 80 columns and not be longer than a A4 sheet of paper can hold. Anything wider or longer becomes difficult to read as a unit. Use macros for long expressions that repeat themselves.
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zwickerr28-Jan-09 7:38
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Corporal Agarn30-Jan-09 10:03
professionalCorporal Agarn30-Jan-09 10:03 
General125 Pin
DrFrankenstein9026-Jan-09 8:30
DrFrankenstein9026-Jan-09 8:30 
GeneralRe: 125 Pin
Jeremy Falcon26-Jan-09 11:21
professionalJeremy Falcon26-Jan-09 11:21 
QuestionHow about readability? Pin
zwickerr26-Jan-09 8:30
zwickerr26-Jan-09 8:30 
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Jalapeno Bob26-Jan-09 18:17
professionalJalapeno Bob26-Jan-09 18:17 
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PIEBALDconsult27-Jan-09 5:57
professionalPIEBALDconsult27-Jan-09 5:57 
GeneralWidth could be annoying Pin
JoseMenendez26-Jan-09 6:41
JoseMenendez26-Jan-09 6:41 
GeneralRe: Width could be annoying Pin
PIEBALDconsult27-Jan-09 5:59
professionalPIEBALDconsult27-Jan-09 5:59 
GeneralRe: Width could be annoying Pin
JoseMenendez27-Jan-09 6:01
JoseMenendez27-Jan-09 6:01 
GeneralRe: Width could be annoying Pin
John M. Drescher28-Jan-09 17:09
John M. Drescher28-Jan-09 17:09 
GeneralWhat printer? Pin
Jim (SS)26-Jan-09 6:02
Jim (SS)26-Jan-09 6:02 
GeneralUsed to, still do sometimes Pin
Luis Alonso Ramos26-Jan-09 5:45
Luis Alonso Ramos26-Jan-09 5:45 
GeneralShortening lines and if-blocks Pin
User 665826-Jan-09 5:39
User 665826-Jan-09 5:39 
GeneralRe: Shortening lines and if-blocks Pin
PIEBALDconsult26-Jan-09 6:46
professionalPIEBALDconsult26-Jan-09 6:46 
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Old Nic27-Jan-09 4:27
Old Nic27-Jan-09 4:27 
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PIEBALDconsult27-Jan-09 5:13
professionalPIEBALDconsult27-Jan-09 5:13 

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