# Line length limit poll

When I code in Julia, I like to keep my line length below

• 72 (to have some wiggle room on my VT100)
• 80 (many generic coding guides)
• 92 (Julia’s CONTRIBUTING.md)
• 120 (I nested where clauses)
• ∞ (most of my functions are one-liners)

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VS Code has automatic code wrapping. I don’t know about Atom.
So there may be another option: no limit, because the code will be rendered intelligently no matter what the length of the line.

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Good point, so does Emacs and many other editors, but let’s just put that under \infty.

Just curious: does anyone know where the 92 characters per line limit comes from?

The width of my screen-split in vim.

I use 100.

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Me too. I’d be fine with 92, 80 seems a bit small these days.
92 or 100 works on most modern displays to have two readable side by side pages, which I like to use to compare versions.

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