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Discussion on: Linting as Lightweight Defect Detection for Python

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Seth Michael Larson Author

Completely agree! I've done something exactly like how you describe. That method works great, especially for smaller teams! :)

The trouble is when it's a part of the build process it checks every file instead of just the areas around where you make changes. This is one of the nice things about having things like allow_failure in travis.yml along with similar options in other Continuous Integration services.