A case for 80-rule

The [in]famous 80 character line length limit, recommended and hated by so many, has caused thousands of manhours of endless debates, lost productivity and missed deadlines. This text is yet another attempt to reason with the opponents by exploring the history of characters per line limits and how they incidentally correlate with what has been known in typography for decades: line length affects comprehension effectiveness and especially so when we’re talking about code.

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