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

MRAB python at
Tue Jan 17 13:39:13 EST 2012

On 17/01/2012 17:10, Alex Willmer wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> unnoticed.
> 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.
I would search using a regex such as:

     \bis\b(?! +None| +not +None)

in either a text editor or using a Python script.

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