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Discussion on: What programming best practice do you disagree with?

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Marissa B

If I remember correctly that stemmed from the COBOL era where a punch card only had a certain number of characters across plus a blank column (the fourth I think?) for the sorting wheel to put cards in order.

I don't think I've ever adhered to a certain number of characters in C#.

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Erik Pischel

Plus, in the 80s graphic cards the standard text mode was 80 columns X 24 lines.