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Re: [PATCH] Update location of design document in HACKING

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-18 19:38:51 CET

VK Sameer <sameer@collab.net> writes:
> I thought it was because the extra words exceeded the 72-char limit and
> pushed some words onto the next line. Is it better to let the extra
> words push the limit out to 80 chars?

Well, in fact the extra character (there was only one) left that line
still shorter than the lines either above and below it, which were at
71 and 70 chars respectively. So, I don't know why fmt made the
decision it did.

I think it's fine to refill when things are getting long; just in this
case, it wasn't necessary.

> OK, will do that next time. It looks like fmt already has an option.
> >From 'fmt --help':
> [...]
> -u, --uniform-spacing one space between words, two after sentences
> [...]

I never even knew the 'fmt' command existed until now, thanks for the
(accidental) tip :-).


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