pylint or similar to test version-specific language constructs?

The Night Tripper jkn+gg at
Fri Jan 11 09:29:10 CET 2013

Gisle Vanem wrote:

> "jkn" <jkn_gg at> wrote:
>>    I have to write python code which must run on an old version of
>> python (v2.4) as well as a newer (v2.7). I am using pylint and would
>> like to check if is possible to check with pylint the use of operators
>> etc. which are not present in 2.4; the ternary operator springs to
>> mind.
> No idea about PyLint. Why not install Python 2.4 and test
> with that? Sounds safer IMHO.

I do have Python 2.4 installed; but I would like a checker that warned me 
beforehand about trying to use constructs (like the ternary operator, 
decorators) which are version-specific.


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