[Python-ideas] pep8 clarification, conditional top-level class/function leading newlines
breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Mar 2 15:06:09 CET 2013
On 02/03/2013 13:53, Dima Tisnek wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out how to space following code according to pep-8:
I ignore PEP 8 whenever I feel like it, it's not written in stone, it's
simply a guide.
> import x
> class A:
> def foo(self):
> # magic using x
> except ImportError:
> import y
> # 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
Which tool? Any configuration option that you could set to change the
> 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?
An irrelevance as far as I'm concerned. I know that others have
different opinions so I'd better du...
> Perhaps this was discussed ages ago and I can't find the traces?
> Thanks, d.
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