On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:05:34AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 9/12/19 9:18 AM, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > On Thu, 2019-09-12 at 12:00 +0100, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> >> On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 12:56:04PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> >>> FWIW, libvirt-dbus is using flake8 to achieve what I believe is
> >>> basically the same result, whereas virt-manager I think uses pylint
> >>> and pycodestlye.
> >>>
> >>> I am not familiar enough with the Python ecosystem to be able to
> >>> compare the various linters, but it would IMHO make sense to at
> >>> least try to standardize on one or more of them and use them across
> >>> libvirt-related projects.
> >>
> >> pep8 validates code style against published PEP style guidelines.
> >>
> >> pyflakes does static analysis to detect code errors
> >>
> >> flake8 is a wrapper that runs pep8 and pyflakes and does some
> >> other stuff.
> >>
> >> For just doing this semicolon check then pep8 is sufficient,
> >> but for a more general approach, then flake8 makes more
> >> sense. In that case we'd delete sc_prohibit_semicolon_at_eol_in_python
> >> entirely, and simply have a generic 'sc_flake8' check that runs a
> >> configured list of checks against all py code.
> > 
> > Yeah, the more general approach makes sense to me, so I would go
> > that route directly instead of introducing pep8 first and only then
> > moving to flake8.
> > 
> 
> I don't have much experience with flake8 but I know it's commonly used,
> so it sounds fine to me. FWIW though the pep8 tool naming is outdated,
> the project was renamed to pycodestyle in early 2016, which does affect
> config file naming and format
> 
> https://github.com/PyCQA/pycodestyle

flake8 seems to know to use pycodestyle, so I'd say we should go
straight to flake8 and thus avoid worrying bout the pep/pycodestyle
rename. 

Regards,
Daniel
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