[Python-Dev] PEP 7 clarification request: braces

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Jan 3 04:25:55 CET 2012

On Jan 02, 2012, at 02:08 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

>The irony is that style guides exist to *avoid* debates like this. Yes, the
>choices are arbitrary. Yes, tastes differ. Yes, there are exceptions to the
>rules. But still, once a style rule has been set, the idea is to stop
>debating and just code.


The other reason why style guides exist is to give contributors some sense of
what they should shoot for.  I've worked on existing code bases where there's
so little consistency I can't tell what the author's preferences are even if I
wanted to adhere to them.


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