Linting python code...

Paul Boddie paul at
Fri Oct 13 11:57:19 CEST 2006

Joel Rosdahl wrote:
> skip at writes:
> >

[PyLint, PyChecker]

> > New kid on the block:
> >
> >     PyFlakes
> >
> > It doesn't do nearly as much as the other two but doesn't import the
> > modules, so it can be used in places the others can't.
> I thought PyLint doesn't import modules either. Am I mistaken?

My impression was that PyLint only inspects the AST (using the astng
package), whereas PyChecker can be asked to do only that, or to
actually import the modules as well.


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