Python conventions

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at
Thu Apr 10 19:14:29 CEST 2008

> I assembled a good conventions set for Java. View it at
> (is that
> better, Steve?)
> It followed a logical organization; it was built from four other
> extensive (if not well-organized) convention sets and it scrupulously
> avoided injecting my own biases. Where there were disagreements, they
> were noted and the opposing viewpoints explained.
> I'm appointing myself project secretary of a similar effort for
> Python, until we can find someone better qualified (Python experience
> pre-dating my late '07 start would be better qualified). The
> secretary's job is to ask questions and correctly record answers.
> First question:
> global (e.g., what language for comments)
> package
> module
> class
>   methods
>   data
> function
> statement
> expression
> variable
> Is this a good outer-level organization?
> For each topic, cover:
> documentation
> naming convention(s)
> format
> Second question: are the above the items we cover for each topic?
> Others?

I'm sorry to disappoint you but this project has already been completed:


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