An IDE 'itch'
Just a general comment.
That's something I've seen MS been asked, and they said they had considered that. It didn't sound like they were going to implement it for sure, though.
you could call it word wrap.
Haven't seen this in a code editor, but Opera reformats lines and quotes (>) to minimise line count when viewing e-mails.
You're one of those old farts who codes in 24 pt font because you're half blind, aren't you?
I bet you use Comic Sans, too.
Once again, muppet's contribution is to insult someone with a different opinion. Thanks, muppet.
If you're so self-rightous, why hide behind a blank?
I though Eclipse gave you a nice word-wrapped version in a pop up when you hovered over. I'll have to check at home.
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"Maybe it's just me..."
word wrap sticks the comment into the middle of the code your trying to read:
The free XCode IDE that comes with OS X does this softwrapping of long comments, but it's not really so exciting a feature. I, er, am one of those small-fonters myself so it doesn't affect me as a problem.
Emacs can be set up to behave like the first example. I personally don't like it and turn that feature off.
Or like this:
Don't ever write a line longer than 80 characters.
I agree, but you didn't say why stay less than 80 columns.
80 columns is an accepted standard that goes back to those telnet terminals of which you speak. You'll still find that a standard command prompt, text printout, and a lot of other things that deal with plain text, will assume an 80 column line width. Is one of those standards that is really quite historical, and in today's technology, arbitrary. It's what the FAA calls a "concensus" standard. It's 80 because everyone says it is.
Thank you for the extended illustration, that's exactly what I wanted to know.
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