Python testing tools

cutems93 ms2597 at cornell.edu
Tue Jul 23 20:56:17 CEST 2013


On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:33:10 AM UTC-7, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> > Thank you! What tool do you use for coverage?
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> coverage. :-)
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> > And have you used pychecker?
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> Yes, in fact, I used to use a wrapper script I wrote that ran both
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> pylint and pychecker, then massaged the output into
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> suitable-for-emacs-next-error-command
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> > I heard it is as good as pylint. What do you think?
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> They overlap a fair bit, but do somewhat different things.
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Could you please elaborate on the difference of the two? I heard pylint does not import your source code when it is analyzing, while pychecker does. Does that make some difference? Moreover, do you personally like pylint or pycheker and why?

Thank you!!

-Min S.



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