Regardless of which programming language you’re using, each has a unique development style when multiple people are using it.
I’ll now introduce flake8, a tool for checking Python syntax. SideCI supports code review automation for Python projects using flake8.
You can install flake8 using pip commands.
$ pip install flake8
How to Use flake8
Basically, all you have to do is designate a file or directory path following the flake8 command.
$ flake8 url.py url.py:22:1: H306 imports not in alphabetical order (urlparse, urllib) url.py:30:3: E111 indentation is not a multiple of four url.py:31:1: W293 blank line contains whitespace url.py:58:1: E302 expected 2 blank lines, found 1 :
--statistics option and the statistics will appear at the end. These begin from things with lots of errors, so they’ll be in order of support.
39 E111 indentation is not a multiple of four 1 E128 continuation line under-indented for visual indent 1 E302 expected 2 blank lines, found 1 10 F821 undefined name 'cmp' 1 H306 imports not in alphabetical order (urlparse, urllib) 3 W291 trailing whitespace 4 W293 blank line contains whitespace 1 W391 blank line at end of file
By adding the
--show-source option, it’ll be easier to figure out what parts of the source code need to be revised.
$ flake8 --show-source url.py url.py:22:1: H306 imports not in alphabetical order (urlparse, urllib) import urllib ^ url.py:63:73: W291 trailing whitespace provides a better interface for comparing and manipulating URLs than ^ url.py:108:20: F821 undefined name 'cmp' return cmp(self.to_string(), str(other)) ^
flake8 options are as follows. You can designate error codes to ignore using
--ignore or display PEP 8 messages related to errors using
--show-pep8. PEP 8 is a Python coding style guide.
autopep8 allows you to automatically resolve problems with indents and blank spaces. You can install it using pip.
$ pip install autopep8
Afterwards, all you have to do is replace them with autopep8.
$ autopep8 -i url.py
SideCI allows you to automate code review in Python projects using flake8. This service is useful for automatically reviewing pushes to GitHub or developing in groups on cloud services. You can use setup.cfg or tox.ini to change your preferences on SideCI.
Be sure to give it try.