Default indentation of 4 columns

François Pinard pinard at
Mon Nov 1 20:01:01 EST 1999

Michael Hudson <mwh21 at> writes:

> It hadn't occurred to me before, but one `solution' would be to chuck
> another space between `if' and `(', like so:

> def r():
>     if  (long_condition
>          and other_condition):
>         return ineteresting_stuff

> Not especially natural, but it might just work...

Yes.  Not bad! :-)  Thanks for the suggestion.

P.S. - Thanks to Emile van Sebille <emile at> for sharing his idea:

> How about :

>     for file_name, line_number, function_name, python_text in frames:
>         if (function_name[0] not in ('_', '<')
>             and function_name not in transparent_functions
>             ):
>             name = os.path.basename(file_name)
>             if name not in transparent_files:
>                 return name, line_number

> At least here, the '):' is clear.

It was the next best suggestion (not raising fights with Python Emacs mode).
I did try it a few times, and I'm not sure I'll easily tame myself to it.

François Pinard

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