[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] ogg muxer

Rich Felker dalias
Mon Oct 29 01:47:25 CET 2007

On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 11:23:42PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Uoti Urpala <uoti.urpala at pp1.inet.fi> writes:
> > On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 00:35 +0200, Balatoni Denes wrote:
> >> Are you guys seriously using a 80x25 ascii terminal? 80 characters is less 
> >> than the half of the width of my terminal window. This "rule" IMO is just 
> >> braindead - or at least obsolete.
> >
> > I have a 80x55 XEmacs window, and my terminal windows are 80x24 each. I
> > think a window over 160 characters wide like yours is a waste of space.
> > Most of the time the right side will be going to waste. Even though
> > display sizes have increased limiting code width still makes sense
> > because using excessively wide editor windows gives a smaller benefit
> > than using the extra area for other information or functionality.
> It should be added that code (or any text for that matter) is easier
> to read when you don't have to move your eyes side to side so much.

Agree. This braindamage of assuming everyone has 160-column terminals
is just as braindamaged as the windows-idiot-centric web design
principle of "optimized for NNNNxMMM!!!" Of course once the web
designers figured out that columns of text wider than a certain number
of characters (roughly 80) weren't readable, they filled the rest of
the screen with spam and sidebars rather than giving it back to the
user for other tasks...


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