Inline comments can increase costs
x = y + z # This is a trailing comment that can become hard to read.
# A comment before the actual code, is better readable x = y + z
Why you should care
According to PEP8, trailing comments can be used but sparsely. To make your code readable, comments should be placed in a separate line, before the actual code. This ensures your comment is always visible and properly formatted.
It is recommended to avoid these in order to ensure the code is more readable and cost effective.
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