On 9/20/2016 11:41 AM, Tim Johnson wrote:
Not to confuse idiomatic code validation with pep8 validation

Strictly speaking, there cannot be a mechanical PEP 8 validator, as any mechanical checker violates the admonitions of the beginning sections 'Introductions' and 'A Foolish Consistency is the Hobgoblin of Little Minds'. For this reason, the core developers request the author of the checker formerly known as 'pep8' to change its name, which he did.

Is there such a thing as a validator for _idiomatic_ code?

What would such a thing do? Flag supposedly non-idiomatic code? Or mark code recognized as 'idiomatic', with no implication either way about other code?

I have Knupp's "Writing Idiomatic Python" and have bookmarked some
advisory websites that illustrate idiomatic style.

Do they all agree on 'idiomatic'? I am sure that the long-time frequent contributors on python list do not.

Terry Jan Reedy


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