automated pep8 reformatter ?

Ben Finney ben+python at
Thu Apr 14 04:03:51 CEST 2011

James Mills <prologic at> writes:

> Does anyone know of a tool that will help with reformatting badly
> written code to be pep8 compliant ?

A step forward might be the ‘’ program included with the
Python distribution.

Many PEP 8 violations can't be automatically fixed, they require the
programmer to make a decision and edit the code. So first, introduce a
code scanner that reports PEP 8 violations, such as ‘pylint’.

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