[ANN] pylint 0.21 / astng 0.20.1

Sylvain Thénault sylvain.thenault at logilab.fr
Tue May 11 16:05:44 CEST 2010

Hi there!

I'm pleased to announce a new pylint / astng release.

It provides several bug fixes, as well as command line enhancements:
all options for messages / reports control have been merged into two
generic --enable / --disable option. Also, pylint --help is much more
concise, and longer version is available through the --long-help
option.  Notice that because of that, this release introduce backward
incompatible changes in the command line, you may have to update your

Last but not least, the gui has been revisited by students from the
Toronto university, that should please windows users!

More details about changes in packages'ChangeLog.

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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