[Python-Dev] PEP 7 and braces { .... } on if

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 03:17:15 EDT 2017

2017-05-31 19:27 GMT+02:00 Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:
> I interpret the PEP (...)

Right, the phrasing requires to "interpret" it :-)

> (...) as saying that you should use braces everywhere but not
> to add them in code that you're not modifying otherwise. (I.e. don't go on a
> brace-adding rampage.) If author and reviewer of a PR disagree I would go
> with "add braces" since that's clearly the PEP's preference. This is C code.
> We should play it safe.

Would someone be nice enough to try to rephrase the PEP 7 to explain
that? Just to avoid further boring discussion on the C coding style...


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