Hi there the makers of Pylint,
has anyone ever thought about suggesting in the Pylint docs to place configuration options in a Python project's `setup.cfg` file?
The interesting thing is that when you do a web search for "flake8 pylint comparison" the opinions you find are somewhat, "flake8 and pylint are complimentary tools [...] pylint is harder to configure".
So, yes, a bit more complex to configure. But after all the active configuration can be generated, and it looks like all options can easily be put into one of the standard places, such as `setup.cfg`. I've put all my flake8 configuration (3 lines, really) and some additional pylint-specific options into the setup.cfg file in my project , and ran pylint with it as follows:
$ pylint --rcfile=setup.cfg organice
If now, by magic, pylint would look for a setup.cfg file automatically (maybe in the second place, after not finding the default resource file) the command line would be reduced to "pylint <module>". Wouldn't that be awesome?
What do you think? Would you accept an appropriate pull request on the docs in the first place?
BTW, I found issue #121 on Bitbucket with the latest comment saying just about the same in just one sentence: https://bitbucket.org/logilab/pylint/issue/121/search-pylintrc-in-config-dir...