Do your markdown a favour and wrap lines at 80 character.
The original post first appeared on my coderwall profile on Jun 6. I don’t feel that coderwall protips are as easily accessible as it used to be so I decided to ‘reprint’ the post here.
As a rule of thumb you should keep line length to 80 characters in markdown files. I’m using the following setup in Vim to display where the boundary is:
" .vimrc set cursorline set textwidth=80 let &colorcolumn=join(range(81,999),",")
Nothing, of course, stops you from exceeding that number:
You can quickly shorten (wrap) lines to 80 characters using
gq format tool. I’m using par for this purpose.
" Reformat a paragraph with `par` gqap
It works OK, but it’s still not readable. Fortunately with Dr. Bunsen
formd tool you can switch between reference and inline urls:
The file after reformatting looks much better, don’t you think?