pyflakes, pylint, pychecker - and other tools

Colin J. Williams cjw at
Wed Apr 22 14:23:20 CEST 2009

Esmail wrote:
> What is the consensus of the Python community regarding these
> code checkers?
> In particular, are the stylistic recommendations that
> pylint makes considered sensible/valid?

pylint seems a bit heavy handled, a bit 
too much PEP 8, which was intended as a 
guide, rather than a prescription.

Colin W.

> Are there any other tools you consider essential to Python
> development?
> Thanks.
> Esmail

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