[Python-Dev] PEP 7 clarification request: braces

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jan 3 16:46:22 CET 2012

Matt Joiner writes:

 > Readability is the highest concern, and this should be at the
 > discretion of the contributor.

That's quite backwards.  "Readability" is community property, and has
as much, if not more, to do with common convention as with some
absolute metric.  The "contributor's discretion" must yield.

That doesn't mean the contributor has to do all the work; as several
people have pointed out, it makes a lot of sense for experienced
reviewers to make such trivial changes themselves before committing,
especially for new contributors.

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