A small question about PEP 8

Xue Fuqiao xfq.free at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 01:32:01 CEST 2013

Hi all,

(English is not my native language; please excuse typing errors.)

I'm a Python newbie and just started reading PEP 8.  PEP says:

|The closing brace/bracket/parenthesis on multi-line constructs may
|either line up under the last item of the list, as in:
|my_list = [
|    1, 2, 3,
|    4, 5, 6,
|    ]
|result = some_function_that_takes_arguments(
|    'a', 'b', 'c',
|    'd', 'e', 'f',
|    )

I think the last item in my_list/result is 6/'f', respectively.  So why
doesn't the bracket/paren line up _under_ the last item?  ISTM the code
isn't consistent with the description.

I have searched the archive of c.l.p and the web, but nothing helped.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Best regards, Xue Fuqiao.

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