[ANN] pylint 0.13 / astng 0.17

Sylvain Thénault sylvain.thenault at logilab.fr
Thu Mar 1 10:02:23 CET 2007

Hi there!

I'm very pleased to announce new releases of pylint (0.13) and its underlying
library astng (0.17). 

The PyLint release contains a bunch of bugs fixes, some new checks and command
line changes, and a new checker dedicated to Restricted Python checking. If this
doesn't sound familiar to you, visit the PyPy_ project web site for more

The astng release contains a lot of inference fixes and enhancement, so even if
pylint should still works with the old version you're strongly encouraged to

.. _PyPy: http://codespeak.net/pypy/

What is pylint ?

Pylint is a python tool that checks if a module satisfy a coding
standard. Pylint can be seen as another pychecker since nearly all
tests you can do with pychecker can also be done with Pylint. But
Pylint offers some more features, like checking line-code's length,
checking if variable names are well-formed according to your coding
standard, or checking if declared interfaces are truly implemented,
and much more (see http://www.logilab.org/projects/pylint/ for the
complete check list). The big advantage with Pylint is that it is
highly configurable, customizable, and you can easily write a small
plugin to add a personal feature.

The usage it quite simple :

$ pylint mypackage.mymodule

This command will output all the errors and warnings related to the
tested code (here : mypackage.mymodule), will dump a little summary at
the end, and will give a mark to the tested code.

Pylint is free software distributed under the GNU Public Licence.

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