Python strings and coding conventions
bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Sun Jan 11 11:22:54 CET 2009
Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> writes:
> I usually use implicit concatenation:
> s = ('some long text that '
> 'needs to be split')
I do something very similar:
fleebnorg.spam = (
'some long text that'
' needs to be split')
The differences are:
I prefer to have indents as 4 spaces no matter how long the preceding
line is; but I also want the opening quote for the start of the string
to line up with subsequent open quotes for that string.
So I have all the portions of the string line up at the same (new)
indent level. To make that simpler without thinking about it every
time I change the first line, I simply break after the opening
I prefer the continued portions to have the connecting space (or
whatever characters are contextually “connecting” in the text); this
is a greater visual cue that the string doesn't stand alone.
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`\ notice until I got it set up. People complained because they |
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