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Does anybody have an opinion on the importance of this? I'm using JBuilder, which has a gray line telling you where to break lines... however, I like 1152 screen resolution and that standard seems unnecessarily narrow (only about half a screen). Anybody stuck with coding on a SVGA monitor should look for another employer, in my opinion! But if it might cost me a point on general considerations, I'll shorten my lines.
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I'd just be careful with JBuilder for this assignment. If you are simply using it as a text editor, that might give you some code completion, then you should be fine. If you use it for building your GUI, I'd stop using it. Because JBuilder puts in a lot of propriatary code into your GUI that will not be accepted by the assessor. I think the standard is 80 columns for a single line. Mark
I think the standard is 80 columns for a single line.
Absolutely. That is a Java coding convention. You may lose a point or two if you don't comply with that. Michael Morris
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JBuilder has an XYLayout (essentially "null") that's useful in the design stage, and which requires a Borland library, but I'm mostly using GridBagLayout. I've already elimated "any residual dependency upon that" (namely, any borland import) since presumably it would result in automatic flunking. I guess I'd better make sure my lines are according to spec as well. Thanks.