Line length

IDLAYOUT-5
TitleLines shall be no more than 120 characters long.
PriorityStrongly recommended
DescriptionLines shall be no more than 120 characters long, including comments.
A line of code should fit on a screen and a very long line of code can be an indication that the line is too complex.
Use the MATLAB preference for displaying a vertical line at 120 characters.
RationaleReadability

Avoid:

theText = 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut luctus arcu ex, at viverra nibh malesuada ac. Proin vel arcu leo.';

Instead use:

theText = ['Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. ', ...
            'Ut luctus arcu ex, at viverra nibh malesuada ac. Proin vel arcu leo.'];