Trailing spaces can increase costs

CostSoftware AgilityCode Readability

Missing spaces can increase costs

This code insight counts one violation each time a line of code is ended with trailing whitespaces.

→ search all non-blank lines terminated with one or more spaces that are not inside a comment


Why you should care

Avoid trailing whitespace anywhere. Because it’s usually invisible, it can be confusing: e.g. a backslash followed by a space and a newline does not count as a line continuation marker. Some editors don’t preserve it and many projects (like CPython itself) have pre-commit hooks that reject it.

Business Impacts

It is recommended to avoid these in order to ensure the code is more readable and cost effective.


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