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Date:   Fri, 17 May 2019 09:19:49 +1000
From:   "Tobin C. Harding" <>
To:     Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc:     Thomas Hellstrom <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "Tobin C. Harding" <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVIA] Re: [PATCH] docs: Move kref.txt to core-api/kref.rst

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 10:56:48AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Fri, 10 May 2019 16:45:45 -0400
> "Tobin C. Harding" <> wrote:
> > I read once that they used 72 characters on punch cards at times because
> > the other 8 characters got mangled for some reason.
> Those of use who worked in Fortran understand these things... columns
> 73-80 were ignored by the compiler.  The normal use was to put line
> numbers in there to help recovery when you dropped your card deck on the
> floor and had to unshuffle things.  A diagonal line drawn across the
> top of deck helped a lot, but it was good to have verification for the
> marginal cases.
> Kids today just don't have any culture at all...:)

I was just going through my editors init file and I see I have default
column width for kernel RST files set to 75.  Did you tell me that some
time Jon, I vaguely remember?

+1 for the trivia


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