[wingide-users] PyLint on Save

Pete pfein at pobox.com
Sat Aug 9 16:44:43 MDT 2008

On Aug 9, 2008, at 3:03 PM, Wingware Support wrote:

> Marcus.CM wrote:
>> I found some snippets of discussion on this. I would want Pylint to  
>> be executed whenever a module is saved.  This would iron out some  
>> typos and undefined / name bugs
>> that so frequently occurs when renaming / changing lines of codes.
>> How can i do this, i am totally unfamiliar with the IDE extensions  
>> scripting and i have tried things like "import pylintpanel" but it  
>> cant find the  module path :-)
>> Any direction?
> You would want to do something like the disabled example at the end
> of scripts/editor_extensions.py, although you would probably want to
> connect to the save-point signal instead of presave.  You don't need
> to import pylintpanel, but instead would do this to kick off the
> update:
> wingapi.gApplication.ExecuteCommand('pylint-execute')
> See the manual to learn more about scripting Wing, and refer to the
> wingapi.py file in your Wing installation for the API.

I had an idea of using Pylint messages for the real-time warnings (the  
yellow squiggly lines).  PyLint seems to support a much larger  set of  
error, warning, etc. detection than Wing's internal engine.  It'd be  
neat to use PyLint to drive the highlighting. It's quite configurable  
as well - I've found it easy to turn off the annoying warnings.

I catch potential mistakes even before writing unittests using  
PyLint.  On the whole, it's a nice complement to Wing's autocompletion  
& nose for producing quality python code.  Tighter integration in Wing  
in any former would be a huge plus.


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