3.13 Pragma: Maximum Input Line Length
3.13 Pragma: Maximum Input Line
FunnelWeb generates an error for each input line that exceeds a
certain maximum number of characters. At the start of the
processing of each input file and each include file, this maximum is
set to a default value of 80. However, the maximum can be changed
using a maximum input line length pragma.
pragma_mill = ps "maximum_input_line_length" s
"=" s numorinf
The maximum input line length can be varied
throughout the input file. Each maximum input line length pragma s
scope covers the line following the pragma through to and including
the next maximum input line length pragma, but not covering any
intervening include files. At the start of an include file, FunnelWeb
resets the maximum input line length to the default value. It restores
it to its previous value at the end of the include file.
This pragma is useful for detecting text that has strayed off the right
side of the screen when editing. If you use FunnelWeb, and set the
maximum input line length to be the width of your editing window,
you will never be caught by, for example, off screen opening
comment symbols. You can also be sure that your source text can be
printed raw, if necessary, without lines wrapping around.
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