Topic: splitting long lines in the PunBB source code
In the PunBB source there are code lines that wrap maybe 5 times on my display and that makes it very difficult to apply line-based patches to the source code since there will almost always be a conflict if I have made the slightest modification, even if the previous changes actually are compatible with the patch I'm trying to apply. It is also very difficult to spot exactly what the differences are when I run diff -u on the vanilla tree against my tree, to see what changes I have introduced. Furthermore it is quite difficult read lines of that length, for example SQL queries that are logically split up into several lines are always much easier to read, and it follows that it also is much easier to edit lines that are split up, since you more easily comprehend what's going on.
I'm sure that you have strong feelings for your current coding style, but combined with the fact that the patches and modifications to PunBB are line-based it makes the current situation very unsatisfying. Is there any chance that the coding style may be reconsidered for 1.3? If not, I think you should to consider some better way of distributing patches for PunBB, that does not as easily introduce conflicts when applied.