lint for Python?
bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Mon Oct 6 20:44:10 CEST 2008
Pat a écrit :
> I've been searching for a good multi-module lint checker for Python and
> I haven't found one yet.
> Pylint does a decent job at checking for errors only within a single
> Here's one of my problems. I have two modules.
> In module one, I have a function:
> def foo( host, userid, password ):
> In module two, I call that function:
> foo( userid, password)
> lint doesn't find that error
Nope, but even the most simple manual test should find it pretty quick.
> and it won't be caught until it's called
> while the program is running. I don't want that error found at 3AM.
Don't you ever test your code ???
> I've never used a language that didn't catch that type of error.
It does. Just try to run your code, and you'll have a nice traceback.
Unless of course 'foo' is rebound in module two to another callable
expecting only two parameters...
> quite surprised that Python is being used by a number of major
Perhaps do they rely more on testing and less on the compiler ? FWIW,
I've seen my share of bugs in declarativly statically typed languages,
and most of them were way nastier (and way less obvious) than the above one.
> How you catch these types of errors?
Just like any other type of errors : testing, testing, and then add some
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