What's New in Pylint 2.8

Release

2.8

Date

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Summary -- Release highlights

New checkers

  • Add deprecated-argument check for deprecated arguments.

Other Changes

  • Reduce usage of blacklist/whitelist terminology. Notably, extension-pkg-allow-list is an alternative to extension-pkg-whitelist and the message blacklisted-name is now emitted as disallowed-name. The previous names are accepted to maintain backward compatibility.

  • The packaging is now done via setuptools exclusively. doc, tests, man, elisp and Changelog are not packaged anymore - reducing the size of the package by 75%.

  • The 'doc' extra-require has been removed. pylint.version is now pylint.__version__ and __pkginfo__ does not contain the package metadata anymore.

  • Updated astroid to 2.5.3