Choose what Python linters are used for Syntastic plugin in Vim
- 09 Jun 2021: Post was created (diff)
For a long time I’ve been annoyed with too many lint errors in my Python files coming from syntastic. Time to get this cleaned up.
Selecting active linters
Synastic has a plugin loader system that tries to enable all registered linters that are
present on your system. For me, this means that when I have the binaries flake8, pylint
and pep8 available on my
PATH, Syntastic tries to run all of them.
You can find a list of all the linter it looks for under syntastic/syntax_checkers/python.
Now, you can open a Python file containing various errors and try out all the linters to see what fits you best. Toggle selected linters at a time by using the below line:
let g:syntastic_python_checkers=['<plugin name>']
Now you can trigger a relint of the document
I found that for myself, I prefer to only run flake8 for now. It makes it simple for me to configure it on a per-project basis using .flake8 files. That leaves me with this config: