Python Coding Style
PEP8 has emerged as the style guide that most projects. it promotes a very readable and eye-pleasing coding style.
- Use 4-space indentation, and no tabs.
- Wrap lines so that they don’t exceed 79 characters.
- Use blank lines to separate functions and classes, and larger blocks of code inside functions.
- When possible, put comments on a line of their own.
- Use docstrings.
- Use spaces around operators and after commas, but not directly inside bracketing constructs: a = f(1, 2) + g(3, 4).
- Name your classes and functions consistently. Use CamelCase for classes and lower_case_with_underscores for functions and methods. Always use self as the name for the first method argument
- Don’t use fancy encodings if your code is meant to be used in international environments. Plain ASCII works best in any case
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