About linters and PEP-8

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Mar 19 15:50:42 EDT 2017


On 3/19/2017 7:20 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:

> The tool "pep8" is inappropriately named. No linter should use this
> name. It implies a level of authority by linking with a very specific
> document.

At Guido's request, the name was changed to 'pycodestyle'.  See the note 
at the top of
https://pep8.readthedocs.io/en/release-1.7.x/

This really should be noted also at the top of
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pep8/1.7.0

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy



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