Python PEP8 auto-indentation
Atom with easy PEP8 indentation...No more space bar mashing!
Python Indent is the indentation behavior you've been waiting for in Atom! You should no longer
have to worry about mashing your tab/space/backspace key every time you press
enter in the middle
of coding. Also, compared to other editors, there is no need to change an app configuration if you
want to have a mixture of different types of indents (namely hanging and opening-delimiter-aligned).
The main obstacle with Atom's native indentation behavior is that it doesn't yet have the necessary API's to do what Python's PEP8 style guide suggests. Enhancement requests and issues have been opened in Atom Core on a few occasions, but none have been resolved yet.
- language-python - Auto indent on line continuation with list/tuple
- atom - Autoindent not working properly
This package was made to give you expected indentation behavior; python-indent listens for
editor:newline events in Python source files, and when triggered, adjusts the indentation to
be lined up relative to the opening delimiter of the statement or "hanging" (for parameters,
tuples, or lists).
Both indent types for continuing lines as described in PEP 0008 -- Style Guide for Python Code are auto-detected and applied by this package.
Aligned with Opening Delimiter
def function_with_lots_of_params(param_1, param_2, param_3, param_4, very_long_parameter_name, param_6)
def function_with_lots_of_params( param_1, param_2, param_3, param_4, very_long_parameter_name, param_6)
- Hanging Indent Tabs: Number of tabs used for hanging indents
def current_language_python_package(first_parameter, second_parameter,#<newline> third_parameter):#<---default Atom language-python pass def with_python_indent_package_added(first_parameter, second_parameter, third_parameter): #<--properly dedents to here pass def with_hanging_indent( first_parameter, second_parameter, third_parameter): pass also_works_with_lists = ["apples", "oranges", "pears", "peaches", "mangoes", "clementines", "etc."]#<--PEP8 continued indentation or_like_this = [ "apples", "oranges", "pears", "peaches", "mangoes", "clementines", "etc." ]
There are plenty of other examples (ordinary and extraordinary) in the test_file.
This isn't working for me!
Sorry to hear that! Hopefully one of the following will help you fix the problem.
- Check that Atom is using "soft tabs" (i.e. spaces). Hard tabs (i.e.
'\t') are incompatible with PEP8 compliant continued indenting (newlines inside of a list, inside function definitions, etc.) so this package gives up if the editor is using hard tabs.
- Atom has two different settings for this, the "TabType" setting (with choices "auto", "soft", and "hard"), and the "Soft Tabs" setting which is used when TabType is auto, but the auto detection fails.
- Make sure the Python code is correctly written -- sometimes what looks like incorrect indentation is actually being caused by a bracket twenty lines ago that somehow lost its closing partner!
- If the above didn't help, please read through the issues and submit a new one if you don't see an issue that covers your problem: https://github.com/DSpeckhals/python-indent/issues