Pylint is developed using the git distributed version control system.
You can clone Pylint using
git clone https://github.com/pylint-dev/pylint
Before you start testing your code, you need to install your source-code package locally.
Suppose you just cloned pylint with the previous
git clone command. To set up your
environment for testing, open a terminal and run:
cd pylint python3 -m venv venv source venv/bin/activate pip install -r requirements_test_min.txt
This ensures your testing environment is similar to Pylint's testing environment on GitHub.
Optionally (Because there's an auto-fix if you open a merge request): We have
pre-commit hooks which should take care of the autoformatting for you before each
commit. To enable it, run
pre-commit install in the
pylint root directory.
If you're testing new changes in astroid you need to also clone astroid and install with an editable installation alongside pylint as follows:
# Suppose you're in the pylint directory git clone https://github.com/pylint-dev/astroid.git python3 -m pip install -e astroid/
You're now using the local astroid in pylint and can control the version with git for example:
cd astroid/ git switch my-astroid-dev-branch