[webkit-dev] pep8 style for python code

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Fri Jan 22 14:53:30 PST 2010

+1. Note that the pep8 package is available on pypi and easy_install's:


-- Dirk

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> If you don't care about coding style, you can ignore this message.
> We're starting to grow a bunch of python code in the project.  I'd
> like to propose that we use the PEP8 style guide for this python code:
> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/
> PEP8 is more or less the "official" style guide for Python.  The main
> differences between PEP8 and our style guide in other languages are:
> 1) use of unix_hack_style identifier names for methods and variables
> (but not class names), and
> 2) a maximum line length of 79 characters.
> I'd rather take PEP8 as a whole instead of picking a choosing various
> requirements.  There's a handy automatic style checker that will help
> us bring our existing code into compliance:
> http://github.com/jcrocholl/pep8
> Adam
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