Python testing tools

Skip Montanaro skip at
Tue Jul 23 21:11:39 CEST 2013

> 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?

I haven't followed pychecker development for awhile.  Pylint seems
more actively maintained, though I could be wrong.  The import issue
is one significant difference, important if you are trying to check
scripts which have side effects when imported.

It's not a matter of like or not.  I use what works and can easily be
fit into the way I work.  Both pylint and pychecker satisfy that


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