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Discussion on: How long is your Maximum Line Length for PEP 8?

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When I was young, I loved tweaking all my tools.

I gave up: I found I have learned to live with the defaults offered by my tools. On windows, my programs are no longer installed under C:\myprograms, my backgrounds are off-the-shelf. And my line length is 79.

This gives me peace: I adapt to the environment provided and focus on solving real problems.

Accepting the 79-character limit saves me time, since most tools (black, pylint, ...) use the PEP-8 value out of the box.

My colleagues, however, can't yet live with that. So my professional line length is 120. This saves me a lot of complaints.