Hi Quantum Mechanic,

Web Search
I went back and checked a Google search and a Duck Duck Go search on "pylint".

- On Duck Duck Go, https://www.pylint.org and https://pylint.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ are the first two hits.
- On Google, https://www.pylint.org and https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pylint are the first two hits.

For a "pylint pylintrc" search:

- On Duck Duck Go, the website and v2.0 ReadTheDocs page are in the top four hits.
- On Google, the v1.6.5 ReadThe Docs page and the GitHub repo are in the top two hits.

I'm not an SEO person but someone else may have a suggestion on how to improve the hit rate for v2.0 ReadTheDocs on Google. 

ReadTheDocs Search
When I try searching on "pylintrc" from the search box, I do receive 6 hits. Unfortunately, each of those when clicked redirect to the docs home page. Searching for "init-hook", I see the same behavior. This is a bug/configuration error in Sphinx setup or the theme of some sort.

There is an open issue on the  GitHub repo: https://github.com/PyCQA/pylint/issues/1600

Next actions

I've added this summary to the open issue: https://github.com/PyCQA/pylint/issues/1600#issuecomment-361977477

Perhaps labeling this doc issue as Help Wanted as well would be useful.



On Jan 30, 2018, at 8:46 AM, Quantum Mechanic <quantum.mechanic.1964@gmail.com> wrote:


I'm sorry I riled everyone up. My apologies. 

=== Trying to reproduce ===
Getting back to this today, I'm not sent to readthedocs.org. I'll chalk that up to the interwebz demons fiddling around (could be anywhere between my $work, Google, and your end, including various intermediaries).

Now, back to the next problem. There doesn't seem to be any documentation on the fields in .pylintrc. I'm specifically looking for init-hook help. 

I can't find anything of substance in the html docs, so I download the PDF and search for "init-hook". There are 6 hits, most only mentions.

Finally, it occurs to me (from the nature of the change summaries in the PDF) that this is probably a command line argument. Low and behold, pylint --help has a blurb. (As an aside, I'm wondering how to format this well for command line, due to the significant whitespace feature, but that's a problem for another day.)

=== Problem 1 ===
Search not helpful

For me, the web docs are not that helpful for searching, as it doesn't get me any closer. Take this screenshot of a search for init-hook:

The first link goes to http://docs.pylint.org/en/latest/user_guide/run.html?highlight=init-hook, which looks like this:

...which I had before.

=== Problem 2 ===
Command line help not online

The command line help does not exist online or in the PDF in except in brief, as far as I can see. Perhaps this is intentional? (It makes it harder to post Stack Exchange answers, but that's SEP.)

=== Problem 3 ===
How to include multiline code in .pylintrc file in the init-hook section.

This doesn't seem to be covered anywhere in the docs, but is an obvious use case.

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:05 PM, Quantum Mechanic <quantum.mechanic.1964@gmail.com>wrote:
Googling for "pylint pylintrc" gives me the first hit as https://docs.pylint.org/en/1.6.0/run.html.

This lands me on https://docs.pylint.org/en/1.6.0/run.html, asking me to login. I have a login, and clicking "Login" sends me to https://readthedocs.org/dashboard/, spoiling the google search.

In fact, searching on google only shows me that something might be there. I have to search *again* on ReadTheDocs, which isn't friendly at all.

Poking around until I find a search box at https://pylint.readthedocs.io/en/latest/, I type in "pylintrc", which returns the *same bloody page* (OK, yes, it has this helpful bit: https://pylint.readthedocs.io/en/latest/?highlight=pylintrc, which does exactly...nothing.)

So I'm stuck trolling around in the full docs there. Instead, I should just pull down the source code, and do my own grep -r.

I feel like I've been violated.

Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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