When commenting my code (using Doxygen), one problem that I encounter sometimes is that when I put a link in the comments, it has lots of characters, therefore requiring a line that contains more characters than what should be (eg. more than 80 columns). For example:
[Boost Informational Macros] : http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_44_0/libs/config/doc/html/boost_config/boost_macro_reference.html#boost_config.boost_macro_reference.boost_informational_macros
This is not a dramatic problem. But a convention used where I work is that lines of codes do not take up more than 120 lines. Therefore, I would like to spread the URL on multiple lines. The workaround is to use plain HTML, which is really not readable in plain text.
I am wondering whether the specification permits such “feature” (I did not see any explicit mention regarding this case when looking at the spec, but I may have missed it)? If not, wouldn’t it make sense to have one?
I believe it would be useful, as that allows someone to see the whole URL in plain text without having to scroll, or enable word-wrapping in the editor used.