Pylint addon to store lint exceptions in a patchfile.
Pylint can be a bit noisy with false positives. By default, these can be ignored by:
- Disabling warnings inline (littering your code with “# pylint: disable=” pragmas)
- Disabling warnings globally (causing real problems to be missed)
- Accepting a low Pylint score
Pylint Patcher provides another solution:
- Individual lint exceptions are stored in a patchfile (.pylint-disable.patch)
- The patchfile is applied to the source before Pylint is run
- The patchfile is removed from the source after Pylint completes
pip install pylint-patcher
Running Pylint Patcher
Pylint Patcher is run in exactly the same manner as Pylint. It accepts all the same arguments:
This applies the patchfile (if it exists), runs Pylint, then removes the patchfile.
For more details, use the --help option.
Creating a Patchfile
The easiest way to create and maintain a patchfile is to use the pylint-patcher-gui tool:
This runs a modified version of pylint-gui, allowing Pylint warnings to be added to the patchfile:
- Open a module or package, and click Run.
- Once the lint completes, double-click the warnings in the bottom pane to show them in the source pane.
- If a warning is invalid, right-click it and select Add to ignore patchfile.
- Once you’re finished, click Run again, and confirm that the warnings have been disabled.
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