Arcane question regarding white space, editors, and code collapsing

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Nov 28 18:44:18 CET 2009


In article <87fx8bl74c.fsf at benfinney.id.au>,
Ben Finney  <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>Wells <wells at submute.net> writes:
>>
>> Is it... pythonic, then, to have these lines of tabs/spaces to support
>> code collapsing? Is it proper, improper, or irrelevant?
>
>It's quite improper (though syntactically null, in Python) to have
>trailing whitespace on lines. That includes blank lines.

Your parenthetical is not quite true, unfortunately.  Trailing whitespace
after a continuation backslash generates a SyntaxError.  That's the main
reason I loathe continuation lines.
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