Thoughts on the ext4 panic
Posted Oct 30, 2012 18:53 UTC (Tue) by vonbrand
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According to Poynton's "Ten Common Mistakes in the Typesetting of Technical Documents", a 66-character line of text is widely considered ideal for readability. I've seen other claims in the same vein (e.g. in the LaTeX memoir and KOMA packages documentation, aimed at serious book-writing). The 80 characters come from the IBM punched cards of yore, but their design in turn surely wasn't completely random either.
The decree from the $POWERS_THAT_BE is enshrined in the Linux coding style; trying to change that is futile (or at least, there are more fruitful outlets for your creative energies).
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