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Project Description

Formats docstrings to follow PEP 257.

Features

docformatter currently automatically formats docstrings to follow a subset of the PEP 257 conventions. Below are the relevant items quoted from PEP 257.

  • For consistency, always use triple double quotes around docstrings.
  • Triple quotes are used even though the string fits on one line.
  • Multi-line docstrings consist of a summary line just like a one-line docstring, followed by a blank line, followed by a more elaborate description.
  • The BDFL recommends inserting a blank line between the last paragraph in a multi-line docstring and its closing quotes, placing the closing quotes on a line by themselves.

docformatter also handles some of the PEP 8 conventions.

  • Don’t write string literals that rely on significant trailing whitespace. Such trailing whitespace is visually indistinguishable and some editors (or more recently, reindent.py) will trim them.

Installation

From pip:

$ pip install --upgrade docformatter

Example

After running:

$ docformatter --in-place example.py

this code

"""   Here are some examples.

    This module docstring should be dedented."""


def launch_rocket():
    """Launch
the
rocket. Go colonize space."""


def factorial(x):
    '''

    Return x factorial.

    This uses math.factorial.

    '''
    import math
    return math.factorial(x)


def print_factorial(x):
    """Print x factorial"""
    print(factorial(x))


def main():
    """Main
    function"""
    print_factorial(5)
    if factorial(10):
        launch_rocket()

gets formatted into this

"""Here are some examples.

This module docstring should be dedented.

"""


def launch_rocket():
    """Launch the rocket.

    Go colonize space.

    """


def factorial(x):
    """Return x factorial.

    This uses math.factorial.

    """
    import math
    return math.factorial(x)


def print_factorial(x):
    """Print x factorial."""
    print(factorial(x))


def main():
    """Main function."""
    print_factorial(5)
    if factorial(10):
        launch_rocket()

Options

Below is the help output:

usage: docformatter [-h] [-i] [-r] [--wrap-summaries length]
                    [--wrap-descriptions length] [--no-blank]
                    [--pre-summary-newline] [--make-summary-multi-line]
                    [--force-wrap] [--range line line] [--version]
                    files [files ...]

Formats docstrings to follow PEP 257.

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

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -i, --in-place        make changes to files instead of printing diffs
  -r, --recursive       drill down directories recursively
  --wrap-summaries length
                        wrap long summary lines at this length (default: 79)
  --wrap-descriptions length
                        wrap descriptions at this length (default: 72)
  --no-blank            do not add blank line after description
  --pre-summary-newline
                        add a newline before the summary of a multi-line
                        docstring
  --make-summary-multi-line
                        add a newline before and after the summary of a one-
                        line docstring
  --force-wrap          force descriptions to be wrapped even if it may result
                        in a mess
  --range line line     apply docformatter to docstrings between these lines;
                        line numbers are indexed at 1
  --version             show program's version number and exit

Wrapping descriptions

docformatter will wrap descriptions, but only in simple cases. If there is text that seems like a bulleted/numbered list, docformatter will leave the description as is:

- Item one.
- Item two.
- Item three.

This prevents the risk of the wrapping turning things into a mess. To force even these instances to get wrapped use --force-wrap.

Issues

Bugs and patches can be reported on the GitHub page.

Release History

Release History

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File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
docformatter-0.8.tar.gz (16.0 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Aug 2, 2016

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