[kforge-dev] Updating codebase to conform to recent changes in python style guide (PEP8)

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Wed May 31 09:52:36 UTC 2006

PEP8 (Style Guide for Python code) was updated 2006-03-23 in significant 
ways. For our purposes the relevant alterations are:

1. "Modules [and packages] should have short, lowercase names, without 
     * we are already following this to a large extent
     * seems sensible though i would argue it is ok to permit 
underscores for test modules e.g. module1 and module1_test. However it 
does not matter much either way and the important point would be to have 
consistency (currently there is some mix between module1test and 
module1_test in the codebase)

2. "in relation to method and function naming: Function names should be 
lowercase, with words separated by underscore as necessary to improve 
readability. mixedCase is allowed only in contexts where that's already 
the prevailing style (e.g. threading.py), to retain backwards 
     * in the past it was up to you whether to use mixedCase or LCU
     * we have used mixedCase
     * having used this convention on other projects I find it 
preferable to LCU and I think it is worth making the effort now to move 
to what will be the future standard

What do people think?



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