pyflakes? (was: Re: [Framework-Team] Translation effort for Plone 3.1)

Wichert Akkerman wichert at
Fri Feb 1 13:24:55 UTC 2008

Previously Tom Lazar wrote:
> On 01.02.2008, at 12:07, Andreas Zeidler wrote:
> >On Feb 1, 2008, at 12:04 PM, Martijn Pieters wrote:
> >>On Feb 1, 2008 11:51 AM, Andreas Zeidler <az at> wrote:
> >>>talking about "weeding out stuff" bring another thing to mind.  not
> >>>exactly related to translations, but i'll throw it in here anyway:
> >>>tools like pylint[1] and pyflakes[2] have really grown on me ever
> >>>since i started using them.  imho they not only help with keeping  
> >>>code
> >>>clean, but also with quickly catching typos and errors, effectively
> >>>saving you a lot of time.
> >>
> >>Careful with weeding imports. I recently had to fix a migration issue
> >>for a customer, where a persistent tool had been moved into another
> >>module with an import at the old location. Someone else then ran
> >>pyflakes and removed said import, breaking the migration.
> >
> >yes, i'm very much aware of these problems having used pyflakes  
> >myself for quite some time now.  that's one of the reasons i'm  
> >bringing this up here (instead of starting to "weed" away on  
> >trunk :)).
> given the aforementioned possibility of 3rd party breakage i think  
> it's plain that 'pyflakes sanity' is a no-go for 3.1 but perhaps for  
> 4.0? since that will necessitate 3rd party rewrites/adaptions anyway,  
> might as well throw in pyflakes sanity, as well.

You may need to properly deprecate things before removing them.


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