About linters and PEP-8

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 15:57:46 EDT 2017

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 6:50 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> 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

Oh, good. I heard that he requested it, but the place I looked was the
PyPI landing page, so it looked like they were still using that name.

Sadly, it's still going to be "pip install pep8", isn't it :(


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