Vulture 0.25

Jendrik Seipp jendrikseipp at
Tue Aug 15 11:26:30 EDT 2017

Vulture - Find dead code

Vulture finds unused code in Python programs. This is useful for
cleaning up and finding errors in large code bases. If you run Vulture
on both your library and test suite you can find untested code.

Due to Python's dynamic nature, static code analyzers like Vulture are
likely to miss some dead code. Also, code that is only called
implicitly may be reported as unused. Nonetheless, Vulture can be a
very helpful tool for higher code quality.


* fast: static code analysis
* lightweight: only one module
* tested: tests itself and has complete test coverage
* complements pyflakes and has the same output syntax
* supports Python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.x

* Detect unsatisfiable statements containing ``and``, ``or`` and ``not``.
* Use filenames and line numbers as tie-breakers when sorting by size.
* Store first and last line numbers in Item objects.
* Pass relevant options directly to ``scavenge()`` and ``report()``.


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