[Python-ideas] pep8 clarification, conditional top-level class/function leading newlines
dimaqq at gmail.com
Sat Mar 2 14:53:15 CET 2013
I'm trying to figure out how to space following code according to pep-8:
# magic using x
# different magic, using y
typical conditions are try/except and if/elif/else, though I can
imagine a true hacker to wrap top-level definitions in with x,
possibly even for/else, while/else as well ;-)
PEP-8 states to separate top-level class and functions by 2 blank
lines and methods in a class by 1 blank line. This case falls into the
crack, it's neither strictly top-level, nor a sub-level.
option1: semantical, 2 lines before conditional top-levels
option2: legalist, 1 line before any indented top-level
pep8 tool only accepts option2
I think I would prefer option1; or explicitly leave it up user, then I
can call option1 pep-8 compliant and someone else call option2 pep-8
compliant as well.
What do you think or prefer?
Perhaps this was discussed ages ago and I can't find the traces?
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