[Python-Dev] PEP 7 clarification request: braces

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Jan 3 19:42:43 CET 2012

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> 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.

Readability also includes more than just the source code; as has already 
been stated:

  if(cond) {
+  stmt2;


+if(cond) {
+  stmt2;

I find the diff version that already had braces in place much more readable.


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