Re: [OT] Re: (0 == foo), rather than (foo == 0)

From: David Ford
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 14:26:02 EST

No, the problem is your mail reader or configuration is broken. Both Pine and Mutt both wrap lines just fine, and all the GUI interface I've used (in recent years) wrap just fine. a) they aren't recognizing soft line breaks or b) you're not acknowledging lines sent without any wraps.

Letting users wrap text where they want to is the best policy.

Roland Dreier wrote:

David> Really, your mail reading software should be capable of
David> wrapping things by itself, we really have progressed from
David> yesteryear.

The problem is that if (say) you use 100 character lines, then someone
reading it in an 80-column window sees 80-char line, 20-char line, etc
etc and it's very annoying to read. If you make every paragraph one
huge line, then when someone wants to quote your message, they have to
wrap the quote themselves.

Keeping email lines to about 70 characters is still the best policy.

- Roland

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