On 10/12/2016 1:40 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Steven D'Aprano writes:
> I learned the hard way that if I don't put the breaking space at
> the beginning of the next fragment, I probably wouldn't put it at
> the end of the previous fragment either.
The converse applies in my case, so that actually doesn't matter to
me. When I don't put it in, I don't put it in anywhere.
What does matter to me is that I rarely make spelling errors
(including typos) or omit internal spaces. That means I can get away
with not reading strings carefully most of the time, and I don't. But
omitted space at the joins of a continued string is frequent, and
frequently caught when I'm following skimming down a suite to the next
syntactic construct. But spaces at end never will be.
Ie, space-at-beginning makes for more effective review for me. YMMV.
I think that PEP 8 should not recommend either way.
Terry Jan Reedy
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