typo.py - Warn of typographical errors in Python scripts

Arild Hansen arildh at stud.cs.uit.no
Mon Jul 9 20:08:00 CEST 2001


This tool was pretty nifty. I just tested it on some of my code and it
seems to do a nice job. I'll try it out on future work. However, I did
notice that it searched for .py files in the current directory so trying
to run it recursively (for example typo.py MyFiles/myfile.py) does not
work. Although I can change this myself, it could be a nice "upgrade"

A Hansen

On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, Alan Klietz wrote:

> One of the most common annoyances with using Python is that it does
> not report typographical errors in variable names at compile time.
> For example,
> def compute_area(width, height):
>     area = width * hieght   # oops
> Another example is a typo in an attribute for a class,
> class Square:
>     def __init__(self, width, height):
>         self.width = width
>         self.hieght = height  # oops
>     def compute_area(self):
>         return self.width * self.height
> typo.py will catch these errors and report them:
>         hieght might be used before set at line 2
>         self.height might be undefined at line 7
> You can download typo.py from http://utools.com/typo.htm
> Alan Klietz
> Algin Technology
> alank at algintech.NOSPAM.com

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