pyflakes, pylint, pychecker - and other tools

Esmail ebonak at
Wed Apr 22 14:44:11 CEST 2009

Colin J. Williams wrote:
> 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, 

Just having used this for a short while, I would have to agree,
though for someone coming to Python from other languages (like
myself) it does provide some stylistic guidance, at least initially,
to do it the Pythonic way.

> which was 
> intended as a guide, rather than a prescription.

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