[SciPy-dev] Setting up your editor for NumPy/SciPy

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Oct 29 00:46:31 CDT 2007

Hi Stefan,

On 10/3/07, Stefan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since we are busy cleaning up the NumPy and SciPy sources, I'd like to
> draw your attention to the guidelines regarding whitespace.
> We use 4 spaces per indentation level, in Python and C code alike (see
> PEP 7: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0007/ under the heading
> Python 3000).  Lines should be a maximum of 79 characters long (to
> facilitate reading in text terminals), and must not have trailing
> whitespace.
> PEP 8 (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/) states:
>     """
>     The preferred way of wrapping long lines is by using Python's
>     implied line continuation inside parentheses, brackets and braces.
>     If necessary, you can add an extra pair of parentheses around an
>     expression, but sometimes using a backslash looks better.  Make
>     sure to indent the continued line appropriately.
>     """
> I attach a file, containing some common errors, which you can use to
> setup your editor.  I also attach the settings I use under Emacs to
> highlight the problems.

I've attached a perl program borrowed from the LKML that removes
trailing whitespace. Maybe we should put it on the scipy site

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