[docs] [issue37813] PEP 7 line-breaking with binary operations contradicts Knuth's rule

Guido van Rossum report at bugs.python.org
Tue Aug 13 14:06:10 EDT 2019

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> added the comment:

PEP 8 intentionally allows users to choose whether to put the operator at the start or end of the line (as long as they're consistent within a file or project). This is to avoid a barrage of "style fixes" that are just noise.

But PEP 7 is only for CPython's own C code style, and here I don't want things to change. When it comes to readability of our code surely there are bigger fish to fry.

So I'm closing this as won't fix.

resolution:  -> wont fix
stage:  -> resolved
status: open -> closed

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