This page points out good parts of style guides across different languages.

Python's influence

Discovering Python was something of a revelation for me. Before Python, I had done a lot of Perl programming, and the difference between the two is night-and-day:

To me, Python's success indicates that we need to focus on readability much more than we had before.

Procedural programming

Functional programming

Functional languages require you to pay more attention to line-breaks and indenting than you do in procedural languages.