Python style guidelines
jgrahn-nntq at algonet.se
Fri Mar 12 20:29:25 CET 2004
On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 17:39:31 -0500, Will Berry <wberry at wberry.org.x> wrote:
> Style guidelines and coding standards are the devil! I would enjoy
> nothing more than reading an ACM paper entitled "Coding Standards
> Considered Harmful". I've never seen a single real-life case where the
Not an ACM paper, but ...
Disclaimer: it's an unfinished draft, and it was written in anger
during a period when I was ruled by a really stupid standard.
> argument for coding standards for that reason. Or, for large projects
> and open source projects, have an auto-styler run on all checked-in
> code. That would at least do away with the spaces-or-tabs problem.
Argh! An auto-styler is the only thing I would hate more than a coding
standard... Coding style is style. People have style, programs do not.
PS. I just read that PEP for the first time, and it's one of the most
reasonable style guides I've seen (meaning I already did most of that ;-).
// Jorgen Grahn <jgrahn@ ''If All Men Were Brothers,
\X/ algonet.se> Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?''
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