About linters and PEP-8

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Mar 19 19:01:25 EDT 2017

On 3/19/2017 3:57 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> 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 :(

That should get the last pep8 from early 2016. I presume the current 
pycodestyle needs

C:\Users\Terry>py -m pip install pycodestyle
Collecting pycodestyle
   Downloading pycodestyle-2.3.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (45kB)
     100% |████████████████████████████████| 51kB 501kB/s
Installing collected packages: pycodestyle
Successfully installed pycodestyle-2.3.1

Terry Jan Reedy

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