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Source-code, bug and quality checker for the Python programming language
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What is Pylint?

It is a Python static code analysis tool which looks for programming errors, helps enforcing a coding standard, sniffs for code smells and offers simple refactoring suggestions.
Pylint is a tool in the Code Review category of a tech stack.
Pylint is an open source tool with 3K GitHub stars and 645 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pylint's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Pylint?

13 companies reportedly use Pylint in their tech stacks, including drafthub,, and GatewayAPI.

25 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pylint.

Pylint Integrations

Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, Vim, PyCharm, and Debian are some of the popular tools that integrate with Pylint. Here's a list of all 20 tools that integrate with Pylint.

Pylint's Features

  • Syntax Check
  • Style Check
  • Warnings

Pylint Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Pylint?
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Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.
SonarQube provides an overview of the overall health of your source code and even more importantly, it highlights issues found on new code. With a Quality Gate set on your project, you will simply fix the Leak and start mechanically improving.
Code Climate
After each Git push, Code Climate analyzes your code for complexity, duplication, and common smells to determine changes in quality and surface technical debt hotspots.
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Pylint's Followers
44 developers follow Pylint to keep up with related blogs and decisions.