[Python-ideas] lint in stdlib

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue May 5 01:15:33 CEST 2009

On Mon, May 04, 2009, CTO wrote:
> Aahz:
>> On Mon, May 04, 2009, John Graham wrote:
>>> Has anyone ever suggested a standard pylint, something that might be
>>> distributed with the interpreter/libraries?  As important as the
>>> 'look-and-feel' is to Python, it seems like an automated style-checker
>>> / 'you probably didn't meant to do that' engine would be a good idea
>>> to introduce even newbies to the language instead of them having to
>>> search it out.
>> It's been mentioned; I don't remember why it never got any traction,
>> whether because the authors didn't want to deal with it or nobody
>> bothered submitting a PEP (this definitely needs a PEP).
> I'll volunteer to put one together if somebody's willing to walk me
> through the PEP process.

Sure!  I suggest that you start by checking with the maintainers of
pychecker and pylint to find out how they feel about it.
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