Python coding standards for imports
Recently I’ve been refactoring a lot of code and I’m seeing a few trends that I find easier to read.
With imports, I prefer putting each import on its own line. It takes up more screenspace, but, when looking at a commit diff, I can see what was added or removed much more easily than a string changed in the middle (though, more of the diff tools are showing inline differences).
However, what I started to do recently was do imports like:
from module import blah, \ blah2, \ blah3
I keep them in alphabetical order, but, I find that reading through that removes the ‘wall of text’ effect.
from module import blah from module import blah2 from module import blah3
I find that the new method I’m using allows me to more easily see that two imports came from the same module.
Another possibility as mentioned by Chris McDonough is:
from module import (blah, blah2, blah3)