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autopep8 1.0.1

A tool that automatically formats Python code to conform to the PEP 8 style guide

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autopep8 automatically formats Python code to conform to the PEP 8 style guide. It uses the pep8 utility to determine what parts of the code needs to be formatted. autopep8 is capable of fixing most of the formatting issues that can be reported by pep8.

Installation

From pip:

$ pip install --upgrade autopep8

Requirements

autopep8 requires pep8.

Usage

To modify a file in place (with aggressive level 2):

$ autopep8 --in-place --aggressive --aggressive <filename>

Before running autopep8.

import math, sys;

def example1():
    ####This is a long comment. This should be wrapped to fit within 72 characters.
    some_tuple=(   1,2, 3,'a'  );
    some_variable={'long':'Long code lines should be wrapped within 79 characters.',
    'other':[math.pi, 100,200,300,9876543210,'This is a long string that goes on'],
    'more':{'inner':'This whole logical line should be wrapped.',some_tuple:[1,
    20,300,40000,500000000,60000000000000000]}}
    return (some_tuple, some_variable)
def example2(): return {'has_key() is deprecated':True}.has_key({'f':2}.has_key(''));
class Example3(   object ):
    def __init__    ( self, bar ):
     #Comments should have a space after the hash.
     if bar : bar+=1;  bar=bar* bar   ; return bar
     else:
                    some_string = """
                       Indentation in multiline strings should not be touched.
Only actual code should be reindented.
"""
                    return (sys.path, some_string)

After running autopep8.

import math
import sys


def example1():
    # This is a long comment. This should be wrapped to fit within 72
    # characters.
    some_tuple = (1, 2, 3, 'a')
    some_variable = {
        'long': 'Long code lines should be wrapped within 79 characters.',
        'other': [
            math.pi,
            100,
            200,
            300,
            9876543210,
            'This is a long string that goes on'],
        'more': {
            'inner': 'This whole logical line should be wrapped.',
            some_tuple: [
                1,
                20,
                300,
                40000,
                500000000,
                60000000000000000]}}
    return (some_tuple, some_variable)


def example2():
    return ('' in {'f': 2}) in {'has_key() is deprecated': True}


class Example3(object):

    def __init__(self, bar):
        # Comments should have a space after the hash.
        if bar:
            bar += 1
            bar = bar * bar
            return bar
        else:
            some_string = """
                       Indentation in multiline strings should not be touched.
Only actual code should be reindented.
"""
            return (sys.path, some_string)

Options:

usage: autopep8 [-h] [--version] [-v] [-d] [-i] [-r] [-j n] [-p n] [-a]
                [--experimental] [--exclude globs] [--list-fixes]
                [--ignore errors] [--select errors] [--max-line-length n]
                [--range line line] [--indent-size n]
                [files [files ...]]

Automatically formats Python code to conform to the PEP 8 style guide.

positional arguments:
  files                 files to format or '-' for standard in

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -v, --verbose         print verbose messages; multiple -v result in more
                        verbose messages
  -d, --diff            print the diff for the fixed source
  -i, --in-place        make changes to files in place
  -r, --recursive       run recursively over directories; must be used with
                        --in-place or --diff
  -j n, --jobs n        number of parallel jobs; match CPU count if value is
                        less than 1
  -p n, --pep8-passes n
                        maximum number of additional pep8 passes (default:
                        infinite)
  -a, --aggressive      enable non-whitespace changes; multiple -a result in
                        more aggressive changes
  --experimental        enable experimental fixes
  --exclude globs       exclude file/directory names that match these comma-
                        separated globs
  --list-fixes          list codes for fixes; used by --ignore and --select
  --ignore errors       do not fix these errors/warnings (default: E24)
  --select errors       fix only these errors/warnings (e.g. E4,W)
  --max-line-length n   set maximum allowed line length (default: 79)
  --range line line     only fix errors found within this inclusive range of
                        line numbers (e.g. 1 99); line numbers are indexed at
                        1
  --indent-size n       number of spaces per indent level (default 4)

Features

autopep8 fixes the following issues reported by pep8:

E101 - Reindent all lines.
E121 - Fix indentation to be a multiple of four.
E122 - Add absent indentation for hanging indentation.
E123 - Align closing bracket to match opening bracket.
E124 - Align closing bracket to match visual indentation.
E125 - Indent to distinguish line from next logical line.
E126 - Fix over-indented hanging indentation.
E127 - Fix visual indentation.
E128 - Fix visual indentation.
E20  - Remove extraneous whitespace.
E211 - Remove extraneous whitespace.
E22  - Fix extraneous whitespace around keywords.
E224 - Remove extraneous whitespace around operator.
E226 - Fix missing whitespace around arithmetic operator.
E227 - Fix missing whitespace around bitwise/shift operator.
E228 - Fix missing whitespace around modulo operator.
E231 - Add missing whitespace.
E241 - Fix extraneous whitespace around keywords.
E242 - Remove extraneous whitespace around operator.
E251 - Remove whitespace around parameter '=' sign.
E26  - Fix spacing after comment hash for inline comments.
E265 - Fix spacing after comment hash for block comments.
E27  - Fix extraneous whitespace around keywords.
E301 - Add missing blank line.
E302 - Add missing 2 blank lines.
E303 - Remove extra blank lines.
E304 - Remove blank line following function decorator.
E309 - Add missing blank line (after class declaration).
E401 - Put imports on separate lines.
E501 - Try to make lines fit within --max-line-length characters.
E502 - Remove extraneous escape of newline.
E701 - Put colon-separated compound statement on separate lines.
E70  - Put semicolon-separated compound statement on separate lines.
E711 - Fix comparison with None.
E712 - Fix comparison with boolean.
E721 - Use "isinstance()" instead of comparing types directly.
W291 - Remove trailing whitespace.
W293 - Remove trailing whitespace on blank line.
W391 - Remove trailing blank lines.
W601 - Use "in" rather than "has_key()".
W602 - Fix deprecated form of raising exception.
W603 - Use "!=" instead of "<>"
W604 - Use "repr()" instead of backticks.
W690 - Fix various deprecated code (via lib2to3).

autopep8 also fixes some issues not found by pep8.

  • Correct deprecated or non-idiomatic Python code (via lib2to3). Use this for making Python 2.6 and 2.7 code more compatible with Python 3. (This is triggered if W690 is enabled.)
  • Normalize files with mixed line endings.
  • Put a blank line between a class declaration and its first method declaration. (Enabled with E309.)
  • Put a blank line between a class docstring and its first method declaration. (Enabled with E301.)
  • Remove blank lines between a function declaration and its docstring. (Enabled with E303.)

autopep8 avoids fixing some issues found by pep8.

  • E112/E113 for non comments are reports of bad indentation that break syntax rules. These should not be modified at all.
  • E265, which refers to spacing after comment hash, is ignored if the comment looks like code. autopep8 avoids modifying these since they are not real comments. If you really want to get rid of the pep8 warning, consider just removing the commented-out code. (This can be automated via eradicate.)

More advanced usage

By default autopep8 only makes whitespace changes. Thus, by default, it does not fix E711 and E712. (Changing x == None to x is None may change the meaning of the program if x has its __eq__ method overridden.) Nor does it correct deprecated code W6. To enable these more aggressive fixes, use the --aggressive option:

$ autopep8 --aggressive <filename>

Use multiple --aggressive to increase the aggressiveness level. For example, E712 requires aggressiveness level 2 (since x == True could be changed to either x or x is True, but autopep8 chooses the former).

--aggressive will also shorten lines more aggressively. It will also remove trailing whitespace more aggressively. (Usually, we don't touch trailing whitespace in docstrings and other multiline strings. And to do even more aggressive changes to docstrings, use docformatter.)

To enable only a subset of the fixes, use the --select option. For example, to fix various types of indentation issues:

$ autopep8 --select=E1,W1 <filename>

Similarly, to just fix deprecated code:

$ autopep8 --aggressive --select=W6 <filename>

The above is useful when trying to port a single code base to work with both Python 2 and Python 3 at the same time.

If the file being fixed is large, you may want to enable verbose progress messages:

$ autopep8 -v <filename>

Use as a module

The simplest way of using autopep8 as a module is via the fix_code() function.

>>> import autopep8
>>> autopep8.fix_code('x=       123\n')
'x = 123\n'

Testing

Test cases are in test/test_autopep8.py. They can be run directly via python test/test_autopep8.py or via tox. The latter is useful for testing against multiple Python interpreters. (We currently test against CPython versions 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, and 3.3. We also test against PyPy.)

Broad spectrum testing is available via test/acid.py. This script runs autopep8 against Python code and checks for correctness and completeness of the code fixes. It can check that the bytecode remains identical. test/acid_pypi.py makes use of acid.py to test against the latest released packages on PyPI. In a similar fashion, test/acid_github.py tests against Python code in Github repositories.

 
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