The python black project.

Ed Leafe ed at
Mon Apr 22 13:11:21 UTC 2019

On Apr 19, 2019, at 5:34 AM, Natal Ngétal <natal at> wrote:
>> 88 char line lengths is a table stakes deal breaker for me (and I suspect others), and since the black project relies on no exceptions or discussions about details, this makes it a non-starter.
> Sorry but for me is not a good argument. This default behaviour can be
> change easily. I also prefer 79 character per line, pep8 change, but I
> still to continue to prefer 79 character per line. However I can use
> black for my project, because I can change this behaviour.

Black is a strongly opinionated tool. You either buy into its opinions or you don’t.

If you start out assuming that you are going to diverge from the author’s opinions, you really shouldn’t be using the tool.

-- Ed Leafe

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