PyCon 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in Expo Hall

Using Pylint to Write Clean and Maintainable Python Code

Shiva Bhusal


Python code is stereotyped to be unmaintainable as its volume stacks up. In order to make the code clean and maintainable, it is a best practice to follow a standard style guide like PEP 8. But, it is difficult to maintain the proper coding convention proposed by such style guides in a large code base without the use of any code analysis tools. Pylint (developed by Sylvain Thénault et. al.) is a static code analysis tool that helps enforce proper coding convention in Python by detecting code smells and violations of proposed standards. On this poster, I will present how Pylint can be used to ensure a clean and maintainable Python code.