code check for modifying sequence while iterating over it?

Alex Martelli aleax at mac.com
Sun Sep 2 19:13:05 CEST 2007


Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> After just getting bitten by this error, I wonder if any pylint, pychecker
> variant can detect this error?

I know pychecker can't (and I doubt pylint can, but I can't download the
latest version to check as logilab's website is temporarily down for
maintenance right now).  It's a very thorny problem to detect a
reasonable subset of likely occurrences of this bug by static analysis
only, i.e., without running the code:-(


Alex



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