On 2/10/2015 12:31 PM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
Maybe we should consider including functionality like that in IDLE, but that would require giving one static analysis tool the official blessing of inclusion in the standard library, which would probably be controversial.
There was a tracker proposal to include one particular checker in Idle. I rejected that for multiple reasons and suggested instead a framework for letting a user run *any* checker on editor contents. This expanded proposal was part of last summer's GSOC project but needs a bit more work.
The inclusion of pip makes downloading 3rd party modules easier than it used to be.