Pep8 checker is now easy-installableΒΆ

Tags: python

First things first: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pep8

For years, there’s been a pep8.py python code style checker that does a pretty decent job of warning you of common offences against the python style guide (“pep8”). I’ve always kept a local copy in my tools directory with a shell script around it to run it.

What would be nicer than doing an easy_install pep8 instead of googling for pep8.py? Well, it was just a single file without a setup.py. And when I checked again a while ago, it still wasn’t on pypi. And the original svn.browsershots.org location is down. Fate unknown at the moment as email contact failed.

A blog entry (at the daily build) pointed me at Chris Burroughs’ github copy which also included some extra fixes. I added a setup.py and fixed up the documentation a bit and mailed Chris and he included my changes. (First time I used git, btw). He’ll probably pull in the latest changes I made on my copy as I managed to bork the setup.py on the first try...

Anyway: for all your installing pleasure: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pep8

Thanks to Johann Rocholl for making the original pep8.py! When svn.browsershots.org re-surfaces everything can of course be merged back.

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