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FunnelWeb Reference Manual

3.13 Pragma: Maximum Input Line Length

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 dynamically  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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