I'm searching for Python style guidelines

Guilherme Polo ggpolo at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 17:19:48 CET 2008

2008/1/7, MartinRinehart at gmail.com <MartinRinehart at gmail.com>:
> Thank you both.
> Stupid me, went to Python.org and found Style Guidelines and thought
> that was the last word. Oh well.
> PEP 8 reminds me a lot of Sun's Java conventions, in ways I wish it
> didn't. The overall structure seems like a random list of topics and
> it omits a lot. For Java I went from Sun to other conventions to try
> to compile a meta-convention ( http://www.MartinRinehart.com/articles/code-conventions.html
> ).
> Here's just one of my questions:
> foo = [
>     'some item, quite long',
>     'more items, all demanding there own line as they are not short',
>     ...
> Where would you put the closing ']'?

I would put ']' at a new line:

foo = [
    'too long',
    'too long too',

I don't really believe it should exist style guidelines for everything
that is possible (or if it did I doubt it would matter), many/most
people adapt the guidelines to fetch their own style. That is not
really a problem if you are consistent during all the code, and if it
is not too ugly as well =)

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