A small question about PEP 8

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Jul 8 13:46:42 CEST 2013


On Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:32:01 +0800, Xue Fuqiao wrote:

> 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 agree. I think it is just a mistake, and should say "under the FIRST 
item of the list".



-- 
Steven



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