Please help: pylint does not work with Emacs23 on Windows

Dsrt Egle dsrtegle at
Thu Sep 30 18:38:05 CEST 2010


I am trying to use Pylint with Emacs on Windows XP. My Emacs version
is EmacsW32 23.1, pylint is 0.21.3 with Python 2.5. After easy_install
pylint, I added the code block below to Emacs init file, copied form
Emacs Wiki.

    (when (load "flymake" t)
      (defun flymake-pylint-init ()
        (let* ((temp-file (flymake-init-create-temp-buffer-copy
           (local-file (file-relative-name
                        (file-name-directory buffer-file-name))))
          (list "epylint" (list local-file))))

      (add-to-list 'flymake-allowed-file-name-masks
               '("\\.py\\'" flymake-pylint-init)))

When I invoke the flymake-mode on a .py file, I can see the flymake
starting the syntax check, the mode status changed to flymake*, and
then goes back to flymake after several seconds. But no error is
reported, and no syntax error highlighting.

I tried to use pylint in command line, and it works with command
"pylint", reporting syntax errors on the same file.

I even tried to clear out my .emacs file, but it doesn't help.

Could someone help me on this? Thanks a lot.

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