When working with Python, it is important to follow the PEP 8 style guide to ensure clean and readable code. However, sometimes we may encounter an ambiguous class definition error when defining a class. This error occurs when the class definition does not adhere to the PEP 8 guidelines.
Solution 1: Rename the class
One way to solve this error is to simply rename the class to a name that follows the PEP 8 guidelines. For example, if the original class name is “classname”, we can rename it to “ClassName” or “Classname” to comply with the guidelines.
class ClassName: # class definition
Solution 2: Add an underscore prefix
Another solution is to add an underscore prefix to the class name. This is a common convention in Python to indicate that a class or method is intended for internal use only. By adding an underscore prefix, we can avoid the ambiguous class definition error.
class _classname: # class definition
Solution 3: Disable the error check
If renaming the class or adding an underscore prefix is not feasible or desirable, we can disable the error check for ambiguous class definitions. This can be done by adding a comment at the beginning of the file to ignore the error.
# pylint: disable=invalid-name class classname: # class definition
Out of the three options, the best solution depends on the specific situation and coding style preferences. Renaming the class or adding an underscore prefix are recommended approaches as they adhere to the PEP 8 guidelines. However, if maintaining the original class name is necessary, disabling the error check can be a viable option.