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Changing line widths in the Emacs source code

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Changing line widths in the Emacs source code
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 15:45:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Now for the most controversial suggestion of all: Make the Emacs code

Emacs has tried to keep the line width of the source code at 80
characters since Emacs was created.  It was a good choice (perhaps the
only) back then, but most screens are wide and short these days, and the
folding contortions we have to do to make everything fit in 80
characters is sometimes annoying, and leads to code that's awkward to

So my suggestion is: Change the default to 100.

(This, of course, doesn't mean that we change any of the existing code,
but we stop formatting all new code to fit within 80 columns, and
instead aim for 100 instead.)

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