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Re: Changing line widths in the Emacs source code

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Changing line widths in the Emacs source code
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:29:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andy Moreton <andrewjmoreton@gmail.com> writes:

> And this is exactly why changing line length is a bad idea. Any code
> which requires overlong lines is usually clearer and more maintainable if
> rewritten to use shorter lines, and helper routines if needed.

We're definitely going in the opposite direction, though -- with the
introduction of lexical binding, the popular style is to create a bunch
of closures that refer to the surrounding environment, and that leads to
more nesting.

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