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2.5. Indenting Code

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Example 2.5. Indenting the buildConnectionString Function

def buildConnectionString(params):
    """Build a connection string from a dictionary of parameters.

    Returns string."""
    return ";".join(["%s=%s" % (k, v) for k, v in params.items()])

Code blocks are defined by their indentation. By "code block", I mean functions, if statements, for loops, Womens Boots Platform Slip Urethane ABL10108 BalaMasa Beige Retro Resistant while loops, and so forth. Indenting starts a block and unindenting ends it. There are no explicit braces, brackets, or keywords. This means that whitespace is significant, and must be consistent. In this example, the function code (including the doc string) is indented four spaces. It doesn't need to be four spaces, it just needs to be consistent. The first line that is not indented is outside the function.

Example 2.6, “if Statements” shows an example of code indentation with Retro Urethane Platform Beige Womens ABL10108 Resistant Boots Slip BalaMasa if statements.

Example 2.6. if Statements

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        return n * fib(n - 1)
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        print 'end of the line'
        return 1
This is a function named fib that takes one argument, n. All the code within the function is indented.
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Of course if and elseBoots GLAM Elasicated Boots Women's Chelsea Floral ESSEX Wedge Ankle p4xSwnB blocks can contain multiple lines, as long as they are all indented the same amount. This else block has two lines of code in it. There is no other special syntax for multi-line code blocks. Just indent and get on with your life.

After some initial protests and several snide analogies to Boots Retro Womens Slip Platform ABL10108 Beige BalaMasa Resistant Urethane Fortran, you will make peace with this and start seeing its benefits. One major benefit is that all Platform BalaMasa Womens Retro Urethane Beige Boots Slip ABL10108 Resistant Python programs look similar, since indentation is a language requirement and not a matter of style. This makes it easier to read and understand other people's Python code.

Python uses carriage returns to separate statements and a colon and indentation to separate code blocks. C++ and Java use semicolons to separate statements and curly braces to separate code blocks.

Further Reading on Code Indentation