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Re: [opensuse] Silly little text file editing question............
On 03/01/2013 02:43 PM, Greg Freemyer wrote:
Even the linux kernel likes the 80 character limit:

"The limit on the length of lines is 80 columns and this is a strongly
preferred limit."

From http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/CodingStyle

Anyway, we're way OT.

That is out of date. Kernel coders dropped that a couple years ago.

but it's still used in other projects, e.g. in coreutils it's
even enforced by the 'make syntax-check' rule "sc_long_lines":
http://git.sv.gnu.org/cgit/coreutils.git/tree/cfg.mk#n223

Have a nice day,
Berny
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