pylint and the 'missing docstring' warning

John Posner jjposner at
Tue Jan 26 14:56:50 CET 2010

On 1/26/2010 8:43 AM, Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
> Hello,
> Does anyone using pylint knows a way to make pylint ignore these
> 'missing docstring' warnings when the base class version of the method
> actually defines the docstring ?
> 'Cause my doc builder (epydoc) handle it properly and propagate
> docstrings if asked to. Too bad pylint is complaining about it.
> I don't want to deactivate this warning.

Look for this setting in the pylint configuration file:

   # not require a docstring


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