[code-quality] Flake8 in python script?

Carl Crowder carl.crowder at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 07:39:26 EDT 2015

Hi all, author of Prospector here.

It's definitely not an alternative to pylint or flake8, it's just a
convenience wrapper. The entire point was just to make it a bit easier
to get started as not everyone wants to spend the time configuring
every tool. The idea is to be a "gateway drug" to bridge the gap
between no code quality tooling and having everything configured
perfectly for your particular project.

As a "code quality newbie" you're sort of the target market, but I
encourage you to dig deeper if you get benefits from prospector as you
will get more benefits by tuning each tool yourself to fit your
particular style of coding!


On 22 October 2015 at 21:27, Linus Törngren <linus at etnolit.se> wrote:
> I do, but as I understand it prospector aggregates (optionally) the results
> of pylint, pyflakes, mccabe, dodgy, pep8 and pep257. It also has a bunch of
> profiles with settings for the different tools. That’s attractive for a code
> quality newbie like me.
> 22 okt. 2015 kl. 21:16 skrev Claudiu Popa <pcmanticore at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 8:03 PM, Peter Bittner <peter.bittner at gmx.net>
> wrote:
> Strictly speaking, Prospector isn't an alternative to flake8, but to
> PyLint. The verbosity of PyLint with default settings is the main
> critique of Prospector's author. He's running a nice service, by the
> way, Landscape. Very nice and free for Open Source projects.
> https://landscape.io/
> You do realize that Prospector is using Pylint as its underlying
> technology? Can't really consider it an alternative in this case:
> http://prospector.readthedocs.org/en/master/
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