[TUHS] The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature
dave at horsfall.org
Sat Nov 7 07:10:22 AEST 2020
On Thu, 5 Nov 2020, Larry McVoy wrote:
> Don't get me wrong, I live on Linux and it has made some stuff
> pleasantly clickable. I use virtual desktops, I have 6 of them. There
> are xterms in 5 out of 6, the last one has firefox. I click but I
> mostly live in terminal windows. Which are all 80 columns because
> that's the right width (I can go on and on about that).
Almost all of my xterms are 80 cols for the same reason, but I do have one
that is about 160 cols for things like "sdiff" etc. Or if I'm feeling
nostalgic I'll use 120 cols :-)
They are also mostly 24 rows, except for a couple of 40-row ones for email
(more context) and source editing (ditto).
I was brought up on 80x24 (along with a status line which could be
addressed either with an escape sequence or the "25th row") so it feels
"right" for me (we'll ignore the 72x20 VT-05 for now).
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