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I've recently saw someone, who says that their code is 350 characters long.
It can vary depending on platform.
Code length compared across various platforms
Do either one of these:
- Add an automatic character count, so it will be consistent.
- Require users to use a specific line break format (stated in the FAQ or when asking/answering questions), and calculate character count based on that. It can be done very easily with most text editors, like Notepad++.