Commit db59f87e authored by Todd Gamblin's avatar Todd Gamblin
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Update README.md for PEP8

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### Contributions
At the moment, contributing to Spack is relatively simple. Just send us
a [pull request](https://help.github.com/articles/using-pull-requests/).
Contributing to Spack is relatively. Just send us a
[pull request](https://help.github.com/articles/using-pull-requests/).
When you send your request, make ``develop`` the destination branch on the
[Spack repository](https://github.com/LLNL/spack).
Your contribution will need to pass all the tests run by the `spack test`
command, as well as the formatting checks in `share/spack/qa/run-flake8`.
You should run both of these before submitting your pull request, to
ensure that the online checks succeed.
Before you send a PR, your code should pass the following checks:
Spack is using a rough approximation of the [Git
* Your contribution will need to pass the `spack test` command.
Run this before submitting your PR.
* Also run the `share/spack/qa/run-flake8` script to check for PEP8 compliance.
To encourage contributions and readability by a broad audience,
Spack uses the [PEP8](https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/) coding
standard with [a few exceptions](https://github.com/LLNL/spack/blob/develop/.flake8).
We enforce these guidelines with [Travis CI](https://travis-ci.org/LLNL/spack).
Spack uses a rough approximation of the [Git
Flow](http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/)
branching model. The ``develop`` branch contains the latest
contributions, and ``master`` is always tagged and points to the
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