On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM, Claudiu Popa <pcmanticore@gmail.com> wrote:
For pylint users, what do you think about the removal of these
reports from pylint? Would it cause problems for you?
Are these reports in any sense useful for you?

No problem removing them.
Not really useful in my experience, except very rarely as a relative indicator of the direction things are moving.

As a corollary, I will note that some users where I work seemed mesmerized by high scores (10/10, etc) and relied on them, not being aware that pylint wasn't some all-seeing-all-knowing Python code genie. I tried to disabuse them of that notion. I think it would be better to remove them and make people (especially Python newbies) focus on individual messages.