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Kernel Summit 2008 - an advance view

Kernel Summit 2008 - an advance view

Posted Aug 24, 2007 20:07 UTC (Fri) by dwheeler (guest, #1216)
In reply to: Kernel Summit 2008 - an advance view by aleXXX
Parent article: Kernel Summit 2007 - an advance view

I suspect it's because 96=80+16. Tab stops are traditionally 4 or 8 chars wide, and in the Linux kernel coding convention are 8 chars. So 96 would let you create text with two more indentation levels before you hit today's limits.

I don't know if that a REAL improvement, though. Too many OTHER things don't work as well when you go beyond 80 chars.

Anyway, that's my guess.


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Kernel Summit 2008 - an advance view

Posted Aug 26, 2007 11:00 UTC (Sun) by ibukanov (subscriber, #3942) [Link]

> Too many OTHER things don't work as well when you go beyond 80 chars.

For example, with 80 chars per line I can have 2 source windows side by side with a nice readable font on 1280x768 screen of my laptop. That would not work with 96 chars.


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