1. George Sakkis
  2. pylint


pylint / epylint.py

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8; mode: python; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- vim:fenc=utf-8:ft=python:et:sw=4:ts=4:sts=4
"""Emacs and Flymake compatible Pylint.

This script is for integration with emacs and is compatible with flymake mode.

This version of epylint traverses out of packages before invoking pylint.  This avoids the reporting
of errors that occur when a module within package uses a full package import path to get hold of
another module within this package.

For example:
    - Suppose a package is structured as


   - Then if y.py imports x as "from a.b import x" the following produces pylint errors

       cd a/c; pylint y.py

   - The following obviously doesn't

       pylint a/c/y.py

   - As this script will be invoked by emacs within the directory of the file we are checking
     we need to traverse down out of it to avoid these false positives.

You may also use py_run to run pylint with desired options and get back (or not) its output.

import sys, os, re
from subprocess import Popen, PIPE

def lint(filename):
    """Pylint the given file.

    When run from emacs we will be in the directory of a file, and passed its filename.
    If this file is part of a package and is trying to import other modules from within
    its own package or another package rooted in a directory below it, pylint will classify
    it as a failed import.

    To get around this, we traverse down the directory tree to find the root of the package this
    module is in.  We then invoke pylint from this directory.

    Finally, we must correct the filenames in the output generated by pylint so Emacs doesn't
    become confused (it will expect just the original filename, while pylint may extend it with
    extra directories if we've traversed down the tree)
    # traverse downwards until we are out of a python package
    fullPath = os.path.abspath(filename)
    parentPath, childPath = os.path.dirname(fullPath), os.path.basename(fullPath)

    while parentPath != "/" and os.path.exists(os.path.join(parentPath, '__init__.py')):
        childPath = os.path.join(os.path.basename(parentPath), childPath)
        parentPath = os.path.dirname(parentPath)

    # Start pylint
    process = Popen("pylint -f parseable -r n --disable-msg-cat=CRI '%s'" %
                    childPath, shell=True, stdout=PIPE, stderr=PIPE,
    p = process.stdout

    # The parseable line format is '%(path)s:%(line)s: [%(sigle)s%(obj)s] %(msg)s'
    # NOTE: This would be cleaner if we added an Emacs reporter to pylint.reporters.text ..
    regex = re.compile(r"\[(?P<type>[WE])(?P<remainder>.*?)\]")

    def _replacement(mObj):
        "Alter to include 'Error' or 'Warning'"
        if mObj.group("type") == "W":
            replacement = "Warning"
            replacement = "Error"
        # replace as "Warning (W0511, funcName): Warning Text"
        return "%s (%s%s):" % (replacement, mObj.group("type"), mObj.group("remainder"))

    for line in p:
        # remove pylintrc warning
        if line.startswith("No config file found"):
        line = regex.sub(_replacement, line, 1)
        # modify the file name thats output to reverse the path traversal we made
        parts = line.split(":")
        if parts and parts[0] == childPath:
            line = ":".join([filename] + parts[1:])
        print line,


def Run():

def py_run(command_options='', return_std=False, stdout=None, stderr=None,
    """Run pylint from python (needs Python >= 2.4).

    ``command_options`` is a string containing ``pylint`` command line options;
    ``return_std`` (boolean) indicates return of created standart output
    and error (see below);
    ``stdout`` and ``stderr`` are 'file-like' objects in which standart output
    could be written.

    Calling agent is responsible for stdout/err management (creation, close).
    Default standart output and error are those from sys,
    or standalone ones (``subprocess.PIPE``) are used
    if they are not set and ``return_std``.

    If ``return_std`` is set to ``True``, this function returns a 2-uple
    containing standart output and error related to created process,
    as follows: ``(stdout, stderr)``.

    A trivial usage could be as follows:
        >>> py_run( '--version')
        No config file found, using default configuration
        pylint 0.18.1,

    To silently run Pylint on a module, and get its standart output and error:
        >>> (pylint_stdout, pylint_stderr) = py_run( 'module_name.py', True)
    # Create command line to call pylint
    if os.name == 'nt':
        script += '.bat'
    command_line = script + ' ' + command_options
    # Providing standart output and/or error if not set
    if stdout is None:
        if return_std:
            stdout = PIPE
            stdout = sys.stdout
    if stderr is None:
        if return_std:
            stderr = PIPE
            stderr = sys.stderr
    # Call pylint in a subprocess
    p = Popen(command_line, shell=True, stdout=stdout, stderr=stderr)
    # Return standart output and error
    if return_std:
        return (p.stdout, p.stderr)

if __name__ == '__main__':