[racket-dev] A few suggestions on indentation and DrRacket graphical syntax

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Wed May 9 07:09:39 EDT 2012

Laurent wrote at 05/09/2012 06:55 AM:
> * Line-width
> In GEdit, there's an option to show a thin vertical line at 80 chars 
> (modifiable number).
> I find it of great help to avoid writing long lines, which I tend to 
> not do otherwise or often (inconveniently) look at the column number 
> to see where I am.
> Such a vertical line might be a good idea for DrRacket.

This has come up before.  I doubt anyone would complain if someone 
implemented this and made it optional.  Some people (including me) would 
very much like it.  I think that the least-controversial default 
preference settings would be 80 characters, light gray, and disabled.

Neil V.

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