Finding x is 1, and x is 'foo' comparisons in a code base

Alex Willmer alex at
Tue Jan 17 12:10:18 EST 2012


I'm looking for a way to find the occurrences of x is y comparisons in
an existing code base. Except for a few special cases (e.g. x is [not]
None) they're a usually mistakes, the correct test being x == y.
However they happen to work most of the time on CPython (e.g. when y
is a small integer or string) so they slip into production code

PyLint and PyFlakes don't check this AFAICT. Any suggestions for such
a tool, or a pointer how to add the check to an existing tool would be
most welcome.

Regards, Alex

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