A static pychecker?

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Fri Sep 8 15:15:53 CEST 2006


On Fri, 8 Sep 2006 08:00:25 -0500, "Edward K. Ream" <edreamleo at charter.net> wrote:
>I am wondering whether anyone knows of a static source-code analyzer for
>Python, kinda like a static pychecker.
>
>That is, instead of being a run-time tool as pychecker is, it would be a
>'compile-time' tool.  If I were writing such a thing it would use the ast
>returned from compiler.parse.  Unlike the inspect module, it would peruse
>the code looking for possible problems.
>

pyflakes is this.  It looks for significantly fewer problems than pychecker,
but it doesn't require modules to be importable to examine them and it is
significantly faster.

Jean-Paul



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