[ANN] Pylint 0.8.1

Sylvain Thénault sylvain.thenault at logilab.fr
Mon Nov 7 16:28:23 CET 2005

Hi there !

I'm pleased to announce a new bug fix release of PyLint. Notice that a
lot of other bugs will be fixed by updating the logilab-astng package
to 0.13.1. Almost all bugs noticed by pylint users since the 0.8 is
out should be corrected by updating pylint and astng :)

What's new ?
* fix "deprecated module" false positive when the code imports a
  module whose name starts with a deprecated module's name (close

* fix "module has no name __dict__" false positive (close #10039)

* fix "access to undefined variable __path__" false positive (close

* fix "explicit return in __init__" false positive when return is
  actually in an inner function (close #10075)	

What is pylint ?

Pylint is a python tool that checks if a module satisfy a coding
standard. Pylint can be seen as another pychecker since nearly all
tests you can do with pychecker can also be done with Pylint. But
Pylint offers some more features, like checking line-code's length,
checking if variable names are well-formed according to your coding
standard, or checking if declared interfaces are truly implemented,
and much more (see http://www.logilab.org/projects/pylint/ for the
complete check list). The big advantage with Pylint is that it is
highly configurable, customizable, and you can easily write a small
plugin to add a personal feature.

The usage it quite simple :

$ pylint mypackage.mymodule

This command will output all the errors and warnings related to the
tested code (here : mypackage.mymodule), will dump a little summary at
the end, and will give a mark to the tested code.

Pylint is free software distributed under the GNU Public Licence.

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