On 10 August 2017 at 10:47, Hartmut Goebel <h.goe...@crazy-compilers.com> wrote: > Hello, > > Is there some tool or online-service which can check patches if they > contain white-space-only changes and all test-wrapping changes? > > One of the projects I'm maintaining (pyinstaller) wants to forbid > changes of theses types. If we could integrate resp. checks into the > tooling (github), this would give contributors feedback quickly and ease > the burden for the maintainers. > > Sorry for this off-topic question, but I assume to find a competent > answer here. And thanks for any pointer.
First, make sure you have a clear policy regarding code style. Set up an editorconfig file, mention it in CONTRIBUTING.rst or other developer documentation. There are some tools that enforce code style — eg. Codacy — but that might not be what you want. You can write a tool that interacts with GitHub in this way by writing a webhook: https://developer.github.com/webhooks/ You will need your own server (even the cheapest VPS will do) and some simple code in your favorite Python web framework (Flask). Get a webhook request whenever PRs are opened/changed, check if the PR is “clean” (download diff from GitHub, find whitespace-only changes?) and use the GitHub API to close PRs/comment on them/set status checks to “failed”. (Closing those PRs might be seen as harsh and discouraging to new contributors) -- Chris Warrick <https://chriswarrick.com/> PGP: 5EAAEA16 -- https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list