[PyQt] Naming in PyQt programs and PEP8 naming convention

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Wed Apr 1 14:50:47 BST 2020


On Wed, Mar 04, 2020 at 08:34:31AM +0100, Gottfried Müller wrote:
> I am using the predefined pylint config file. There is the snake_case
> option activated. It looks strange combining the Qt names in camelCase
> with the snake_case option. Does anybody change the pylint config file
> and how?

Sorry for the late answer, this was lying around in my mailbox for a while and
I forgot about it.

You'll likely need to adjust the setting anyways, because you'll need to use
the camelCase convention when overriding virtual C++ methods from Qt (or even
just when calling methods of course).

The remaining question is whether to use snake_case for the Python part of your
codebase, or switch to camelCase (against PEP8) for everything.

I went for the former for my project, some projects like pytest-qt just expose
both (e.g. qtbot.add_widget() and qtbot.addWidget()) and let the user decide.

Here's my .pylintrc, though it's pretty permissive in general:


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