Python switch for syntax checking
ianb at colorstudy.com
Fri Nov 19 22:20:41 CET 2004
Jeff Duffy wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've been wondering why python itself doesn't provide a switch to check
> a file for valid syntax. I know that you can currently call
> python -c "import py_compile; py_compile.compile(r'MyApp.py')"
If you look at the py_compile module, if it's run as a script it will
compile any filenames you pass to it, so you should be able to do:
python /path/to/py_compile.py MyApp.py
And with Python 2.4 I think it will be:
python -m py_compile MyApp.py
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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