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blank-line-before-class (D211)#

Derived from the pydocstyle linter.

Fix is always available.

What it does#

Checks for docstrings on class definitions that are preceded by a blank line.

Why is this bad?#

Avoid introducing any blank lines between a class definition and its docstring, for consistency.

This rule may not apply to all projects; its applicability is a matter of convention. By default, this rule is enabled when using the google, numpy, and pep257 conventions.

For an alternative, see D203.


class PhotoMetadata:

    """Metadata about a photo."""

Use instead:

class PhotoMetadata:
    """Metadata about a photo."""