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PyLint can be used with PyDev

NOTE: PyLint is disabled by default, so, if you want to activate it, you should go to the pylint preferences page, specify its location (it can be either the or the executable from your pyton/scripts directory -- if it's the, it MUST be installed in the site-packages) and activate it (note: after activating it, you can clean your project on the project menu so that the files are checked with pylint, or you can do it on deltas as you go and change your files).


The integration is done so that it is integrated with the eclipse builder. That means that whenever you change a file it automatically passes pylint (if autobuild is on, check the menu Project > Build Automatically. If it is not, you can request a build when you want with Ctrl+B, so that the deltas are analyzed).

This, however, has a drawback: PyLint can be slow at sometimes, and if you work in big projects it can be kind of slow (anyway, you can stop the builder process at any time if you want) - you should expect that it takes some secs. for each file it analyzes, so, if you are working with lots of files it can take quite some time...

For this cases, there's an option that specifies the maximum delta to use PyLint on. So, if you have all of the sudden 100 changed files because of a repository update, PyLint will not be run unless the limit specified allows it.

Per-project settings

It's possible to specify PyLint settings per project by creating a .pylintrc file in the project root and passing --rcfile=.pylintrc, in the preferences, as it's run relative to the project directory (from PyDev 2.8.0 onwards)

Issues on problems view

If you don't see the problems on your problems view, don't forget to enable it in the problems view filter.


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