[Python-ideas] Boolean parameters guidelines

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue May 10 09:29:55 EDT 2016

On 10 May 2016 at 07:57, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> This looks more like an API design question than a coding
> style one.

This is actually a good point - at the moment, PEP 8 is a mix of
coding style guidelines (i.e. how we use existing APIs) and API design
guidelines (especially the parts on naming conventions and defining
what is and isn't a public API).

For code reviews, we want the former, but for PEP discussions we want
the latter. Perhaps it would make sense to give API design guidelines
a dedicated home in the developer guide, rather than overloading PEP 8
with them?


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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