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Re: Re: [PROPOSAL] Change of convention for multiline string literals

From: Peter Lundblad <plundblad_at_google.com>
Date: 2007-03-18 22:00:20 CET

Jonathan Gilbert writes:
> At 09:46 PM 3/18/2007 +0300, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> >On 3/18/07, Jonathan Gilbert wrote:
> >> Any chance of getting this patch applied? I'd much prefer to be working
> >> with a sane inline file string literal format for the new authz test cases.
> >
> >Hi Jonathan,
> >I'm ready to apply this patch, but I want some arguments to align
> >SVN_NL to length of longest line. I prefer do not do this, because
> >it's easier to lost them out of screen in this case. I'll apply your
> >patch as is, if you give me some arguments for your approach.
>
> Here is my thinking:
>
> 1. Screen space today is cheap -- sufficiently so that I don't have a lot
> of sympathy for people who insist on hacking in 80x25 text-mode and then
> complain that code takes up too much space. :-)
>
Yuck! Being a person whodaily hack inn 80x1 format, I don't exactly
agree that screen space is that cheap.
Apart from that, I've heard of people who find an
80 character limit to be useful for
side-by-side diffs.
So, I don't like it if we move away from 80 characters.

Thanks,
//Peter

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