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[Python-Dev] cpython (3.2): remove unused import


On 06/02/2012 17:57, Brett Cannon wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 19:53, Christian Heimes<lists at cheimes.de>  wrote:
>
>> Am 06.02.2012 01:39, schrieb Brett Cannon:
>>> I'm going to assume pylint or pyflakes would throw too many warnings on
>>> the stdlib, but would it be worth someone's time to write a simple
>>> unused import checker to run over the stdlib on occasion? I bet even one
>>> that did nothing more than a regex search for matched import statements
>>> would be good enough.
>>
>> Zope 3 has an import checker that uses the compiler package and AST tree
>> to check for unused imports. It seems like a better approach than a
>> simple regex search.
>>
>>
>> http://svn.zope.org/Zope3/trunk/utilities/importchecker.py?rev=25177&view=auto
>>
>> The importorder tool uses the tokenizer module to order import statements.
>>
>>
>> http://svn.zope.org/Zope3/trunk/utilities/importorder.py?rev=25177&view=auto
>>
>> Both are written by Jim Fulton.
>>
>
>   Ah, but does it run against Python 3? If so then this is something to
> suggest on python-mentor for someone to get their feet wet for contributing.
>

A possible alternative is the sfood-checker tool given here 
http://furius.ca/snakefood/ which I stumbled across whilst looking for 
something completely different.

-- 
Cheers.

Mark Lawrence.