[SciPy-User] OT warning! Re: ANN: Spyder v2.0.8

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Thu Mar 3 16:39:21 CST 2011

On 3/3/11 12:51 PM, Alan G Isaac wrote:
> On 3/3/2011 2:31 PM, Christopher Barker wrote:
>> four spaces is a well established standard
> ... for the standard library.  Individual projects
> set their own standards.

OK -- PEP 8 is only _official_ for the standard library, but if you 
define "standard" as "the way most people do it", then four spaces is it.

>  (Unfortunately, PEP 8 came
> down on the wrong side of tabs vs. spaces.)

clearly debatable, but my point is that it is a good idea for all 
projects to use the same conventions, and the ONLY one that makes any 
sense at this point in that context is four spaces.

Pythons "there should be only one obvious way to do it" philosophy 
applies here.


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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