[Python-Dev] pylinting the stdlib

Vincent Legoll vincent.legoll at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 09:20:25 CEST 2009

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 6:20 PM, Mark Dickinson<dickinsm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Vincent Legoll<vincent.legoll at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've fed parts of the stdlib to pylint and after some filtering
>> there appears to be some things that looks strange, I've
>> filled a few bugs to the tracker for them.
>> Is this useless and taking reviewer's time for nothing ?
>> Please advise, if this is deemed useful, I'll continue further
> I think this is valuable work---please do continue!

Thanks, I will

> Just out of interest, how many false positives did you have
> to filter out in finding the 5 cases above?

I can't really tell if there was false positives, I just started with
the low hanging fruits, the ones I immediately saw as fishy,
the remaining I skipped without too much consideration, I
think it will take many iterations to do the whole thing.

I used a pylint version which is not capable of understanding
py3k syntax, so a lot of files were simply skipped.

Vincent Legoll

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