A formatter for Python files (by google)

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  • Enhance Your Project Quality with These Top Python Libraries
    16 projects | dev.to | 18 Mar 2024
    YAPF (Yet Another Python Formatter): YAPF takes a different approach in that it’s based off of ‘clang-format’, a popular formatter for C++ code. YAPF reformats Python code so that it conforms to the style guide and looks good.
  • Why is Prettier rock solid?
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Feb 2024
    I think I agree about the testing and labor of complicated translation rules.

    But it doesn't appear that almost every pretty printer uses the Wadler pretty printing paper. It seems like MOST of them don't?

    e.g. clang-format is one of the biggest and best, and it has a model that includes "unwrapped lines", a "layouter", a line break cost function, exhaustive search with memoization, and Dijikstra's algorithm:


    The YAPF Python formatter is based on this same algorithm - https://github.com/google/yapf

    The Dart formatter used a model of "chunks, rules, and spans"


    It almost seems like there are 2 camps -- the functional algorithms for functional/expression-based languages, and other algorithms for more statement-based languages.

    Though I guess Prettier/JavaScript falls on the functional side.

    I just ran across this survey on lobste.rs and it seems to cover the functional pretty printing languages influenced by Wadler, but functional style, but not the other kind of formatter ("Google" formatters perhaps)


  • A Tale of Two Kitchens - Hypermodernizing Your Python Code Base
    31 projects | dev.to | 12 Nov 2023
    To get all your code into a consistent format the next step is to run a formatter. I recommend black, the well-known uncompromising code formatter, which is the most popular choice. Alternatives to black are autoflake, prettier and yapf, if you do not agree with blacks constraints.
  • Front page news headline scraping data engineering project
    3 projects | /r/dataengineering | 13 May 2023
    Use yapf to format code -> https://github.com/google/yapf
  • Confused by Google's docstring "Attributes" section.
    1 project | /r/learnpython | 19 Apr 2023
    Google is surprisingly rigorous when it comes to code formatting. I have been a software engineer at Amazon and it was nothing like what the book says happens at Google. So the conventions you see for python docstring formatting are primarily designed to integrate with Google's internal tooling. By using docstrings following the Google conventions, you will ultimately end up with automated documentation and other fancy automated things (like type checking which they did in the docstring before there were type hints). Also notably, Google has an open source python formatting tool that they use internally called YAPF (which stands for "Yet Another Python Formatter". So if you really want to go all-in on Google python style, grab that, too.
  • Alternate python spacing.
    1 project | /r/Python | 19 Mar 2023
  • Not sure if this is the worst or most genius indentation I've seen
    4 projects | /r/ProgrammerHumor | 6 Mar 2023
    https://github.com/google/yapf has configs, do ctrl+f SPLIT_COMPLEX_COMPREHENSION in the readme
  • Google Python Style Guide
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Feb 2023
  • Enable hyphenation only for code blocks
    2 projects | /r/LaTeX | 6 Jan 2023
    Only as recommendation: If the lines of the source code (here: you C code you aim to document) are kept short, in manageable bytes (similar to entries parser.add_argument in Clark's "Tiny Python Projects", example seldomly pass beyond the frequently recommended threshold of 80 characters/line), reporting with listings becomes easier (equally, the reading of the difference logs/views by git and vimdiff), than with lines of say 120 characters per line. Though we no longer are constrained to 80 characters per line by terminals/screens and punch cards (when Fortran still was FORTRAN), this is a reason e.g., yapf for Python allows you to choose between 4 spaces/indentation (PEP8 style), or 2 spaces/indentation (Google style).
  • 3 popular Python style guides that will help your team write better code
    1 project | dev.to | 28 Dec 2022
    There is also a formatter for Python files called yapf that your team can use to avoid arguing over formatting conventions. Plus, Google also provides a settings file for Vim, noting that the default settings should be enough if you're using Emacs.
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