Length of longest line of code

perl -ne 'push(@w, length); END {printf "%0d\n" , (sort({$b <=> $a} @w))[0]}' *.cpp
Find the length of the longest line of code in your files.
Sample Output
96

-1
By: asolkar
2010-05-11 19:46:37

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What Others Think

This is a very inefficient way of doing a very simple task. It creates an array with length equal to the lines you are counting (could be tens of thousands!) _and then_ sorts the array, only to extract the maximum value? Ugh. Better use the awk version, or the other perl version, which does the same as the awk one.
zzamboni · 419 weeks and 4 days ago

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