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Wed Aug 4 03:53:47 CEST 2004
michele.simionato at poste.it (Michele Simionato) wrote in
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>j_mckitrick at bigfoot.com (j_mckitrick) wrote in message
>news:<ec6dce8b.0406171655.2e7c4713 at posting.google.com>...
>> Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message > Blank lines are a
>> readability tool as much as clear indentation is.
>> > Depending on the definition of "sparingly", this may be the one
>> > piece of Guido's advice that we've ever ignored... :-)
>> I've found myself using even more blank lines in python than C++. But
>> if you look at BitTorrent, for example, the author claims blank lines
>> are a nuisance. He writes very dense code, but I wonder if it would
>> be easily maintainable by anyone besides him.
>He also does not use docstrings. I think BitTorrent code is not
>in this respect. Look at the code in the standard library if you want
>to see how the core Python developer write. Reading the modules
>written by Tim Peters
>is especially entertaining (lots of <winks> and LOL remarks ;)
>I also would take them as examples when teaching clarity in coding.
> Michele Simionato
Depends on your style really. A comment to the right of the piece of code
or above it if it's describing more than 1 step, serves the same purpose as
breaking atomic groups of code with whitespace. Plus then you have a
concise comment which can be read much faster than figuring out 4-5 lines
of python mentally.
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