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Filed under: Hacking,Python — Thomas @ 8:18 am

2008-6-30
8:18 am

…is alive again! After two years of once in a while poking the author asking for my six patches to get merged in, I recently got given commit access and admin rights, and between the three of us we started talking about doing an actual release!

I just commited a patch for my own bug (God, I’d forgotten how much SF’s bug tracker sucked ass).

Now I have to hurry the hell up to get the other five patches in there before the release deadline, which is scheduled for halfway through July.

In the distance I can hear Andrew Patrick Wingo‘s maniacal laughter…

4 Comments »

  1. cackle cackle hoo hoo

    Comment by wingo — 2008-6-30 @ 9:16 am

  2. 2008-6-30 8:18 a.m.

    Amazing. This “perfect” post appeared approximately one hour before I needed it (depending on time zone, that is). Here in Madison Wisconsin I was just wondering the status of pychecker. In particular, whether it works with Python 2.5. It appears the last SourceForge release was in 2006.

    So anyway, it’s *great* to hear that you are interested in improving pychecker. I switched to pylint awhile back for Leo (see the website url), but regretted the decision. Pychecker does a better job in finding stuff like undefined vars and ivars. I am in the process of switching back to pychecker.

    Leo switched to bzr/launchpad a few months ago, and the result has been an explosion of contributions. Would you be interested in bzr or launchpad as a more friendly host for pychecker? I highly recommend both: almost infinitely better than SourceForge/cvs.

    Edward

    P.S. I’ve studied pychecker a bit and have played with the idea of modifying it to remove some of the annoyances it caused me. It might be fun to collaborate on improvements…

    EKR
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    Edward K. Ream email: edreamleo@gmail.com
    Leo: http://webpages.charter.net/edreamleo/front.html
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    Comment by Edward K. Ream — 2008-6-30 @ 4:29 pm

  3. Yay! Does this mean pychecker is now usable on applications using Zope 3?

    Also: your blog post and all the comments are blank when I visit the website.

    Comment by Marius Gedminas — 2008-6-30 @ 6:07 pm

  4. Fantastic news. I got here after googling for “Catching a non-Exception object (KeyboardInterrupt)”. As a long-time user of pychecker, I’m glad it’s getting some TLC. Good man.

    Comment by Andrew Kember — 2008-7-4 @ 4:28 pm

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