[Python-Dev] PEP 7 clarification request: braces

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 01:27:11 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 8:32 AM, Raymond Hettinger
<raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Running  ``grep -B1 else Objects/*c`` shows that we've happily lived with a
> mixture of styles for a very long time.
> ISTM, our committers have had good instincts about when braces add clarity
> and when they add clutter.
> If Nick pushes through an always-use-braces mandate, A LOT of code will need
> to be changed.

Nah, I was asking a genuine question, not pushing anything in
particular. I *thought* the code base was more consistent than it is,
but it turns out that was an error of perception on my part, rather
than an objective fact.

With my perception of the status quo corrected, I can stop worrying
about preserving a non-existent consistency.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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