Formatting of bootscripts

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jan 4 14:16:14 PST 2005


that weasel wrote:

> The same applies to column width.  Most people are comfortable with 80,
> and if it grows much past that find it difficult to find the beginning
> of the next line of text.  Others have not problem with it.

80 col wide sources are preferred for more reasons than personal
comfort. Source code should not exceed 80 columns because the code
(including XML such as what the LFS book is created with) is
difficult to read if it wraps.

And you don't know what medium the source code may be presented
on. Keeping it at 80 or less allows it to be viewed on a text
screen, on most browser resolutions, printed on paper, etc, etc.

-- 
Randy



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