pyflakes, pylint, pychecker - and other tools

Nick Craig-Wood nick at
Thu Apr 23 13:30:05 CEST 2009

Colin J. Williams <cjw at> 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, which was intended as a 
>  guide, rather than a prescription.

I've been very happy with pychecker.  I found pylint a bit too fussy
(rather like the original C lint!)

Note that if you run pychecker from emacs (M-x compile, then
"pychecker module_name") you can then click in its output window to go
to the correct line of code.

Nick Craig-Wood <nick at> --

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