Juliusz Gonera Juliusz Gonera - 1 month ago 5
Python Question

How to break a line of chained methods in Python?

I have a line of the following code (don't blame for naming conventions, they are not mine):

subkeyword = Session.query(
Subkeyword.subkeyword_id, Subkeyword.subkeyword_word
).filter_by(
subkeyword_company_id=self.e_company_id
).filter_by(
subkeyword_word=subkeyword_word
).filter_by(
subkeyword_active=True
).one()


I don't like how it looks like (not too readable) but I don't have any better idea to limit lines to 79 characters in this situation. Is there a better way of breaking it (preferably without backslashes)?

sth sth
Answer

You could use additional parenthesis:

subkeyword = (
    Session.query(Subkeyword.subkeyword_id, Subkeyword.subkeyword_word)
    .filter_by(subkeyword_company_id=self.e_company_id)
    .filter_by(subkeyword_word=subkeyword_word)
    .filter_by(subkeyword_active=True)
    .one()
)