[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] peps: Use Guido's preferred wording re: line length
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 04:51:46 CEST 2013
On 3 Aug 2013 12:45, "Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 8/2/2013 10:26 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> On 3 Aug 2013 11:07, "Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu
>> <mailto:tjreedy at udel.edu>> wrote:
>> > On 8/2/2013 6:19 AM, nick.coghlan wrote:
>> >> +The Python standard library is conservative and requires limiting
>> >> +lines to 79 characters (and docstrings/comments to 72).
>> > If you (and Guido) mean that as a hard limit, then patchcheck should
>> check line lengths as well as trailing whitespace.
>> That raises issues when modifying existing non-compliant files, because
>> it removes the human judgement on whether a non-compliance is worth
>> fixing or not.
> I meant tools/scripts/patchcheck.py, not the pre-commit hook. The check
would inform (especially for old files) or remind (for new files) so that
judgment could be applied.
Ah, right. Yeah, that may be reasonable.
A warning option on reindent.py may be a place to start if someone wanted
to implement it. Whether or not patchcheck used that option would likely
depend on the initial results of running it manually :)
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