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The PEP8 Python style guide

Published Feb 23 2021

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When you write code, you should adhere to the conventions of the programming language you use.

If you learn the right naming and formatting conventions right from the start, it will be easier to read code written by other people, and people will find your code easier to read.

Python defines its conventions in the PEP8 style guide. PEP stands for Python Enhancement Proposals and it’s the place where all Python language enhancements and discussions happen. There are a lot of PEP proposals, all available at https://www.python.org/dev/peps/.

PEP8 is one of the first ones, and one of the most important, too. It defines the formatting and also some rules on how to write Python in a “pythonic” way.

You can read its full content here: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/ but here’s a quick summary of the important points you can start with:



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