Vulture 0.16

Jendrik Seipp jendrikseipp at
Wed Jul 12 15:29:23 EDT 2017

vulture - Find dead code

Vulture finds unused classes, functions, imports and variables in your 
code. This helps you cleanup and find errors in your programs. If you 
run it 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
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


* Differentiate between unused classes and functions (thanks @RJ722).
* Add --sort-by-size option (thanks @jackric and @RJ722).
* Count imports as used if they are accessed as module attributes.


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