Re: janitor needed?
Thien-Thi Nguyen <ttn <at> gnuvola.org>
2008-07-01 06:20:13 GMT
() Stephen Leake <stephen_leake <at> stephe-leake.org>
() Mon, 30 Jun 2008 20:29:30 -0400
I prefer 120 columns. I have a big screen, longer lines are more
readable, and encourage the use of longer, clearer names.
Personally, for local variables, i prefer short names, with
detailed descriptions in the comments. The idea is less to
understand the role of a particular variable reference in situ
and more to understand the flow of the many bits, together.
Sometimes i use a local alias just for its conciseness:
(defun func ()
(let ((knob some-knob-whose-name-is-easy-to-remember))
(frob knob (more-frobbing knob))
(setq some-knob-whose-name-is-easy-to-remember knob)))
I forgot to mention my motivations (even a janitor can dream):
to get DVC into GNU Emacs, we need to adhere to the 80-column rule.
Sooner that can be done, the better, from diff-noise point of view.
This exposes an unconfirmed presumption, so i'll ask explicitly:
Is there still a plan to get DVC into GNU Emacs?