[Cubicweb] a script to save you time during development/project cleaning: autocommit the fixes of autopep8 so you don't have to do it by hand

Arthur Lutz arthur.lutz at logilab.fr
Tue May 21 15:32:27 CEST 2019

About the "retire some projects that aren't used anywhere any more" I
saw this blog post which seems relevant : OSS Maintenance Levels


On 03/05/2019 09:26, Arthur Lutz wrote:
> Am in favor of choosing having a massive apply of this
> autocommitautopep8 strategy. Maybe we need to select the cubes which
> have a sufficient test coverage (or some other criteria) in case things
> get broken.
> Have you come across problems introduced by this approach or is it just
> when you're stuck in the middle of an series ?
> For the 2300 patches, it could indicate that we have to "deprecate" or
> retire some projects that aren't used anywhere any more.
> Arthur
> On 02/05/2019 12:04, Laurent Peuch wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> Nico asked me to also to send those emails on this mailing list to
>> describe the tools I've been creating to help the work on CW
>> (especially migration). Here is the first one :)
>> During development of cubicweb and logilab related project we often
>> face ourselves with the need to conform with pep8 guidelines, either
>> because we prefer it, want it or to please the flake8/pep8 god (and
>> remove the red warning everywhere in your editor.) This task is often
>> done by hand (or with autopep8 on the file your are on right now)and
>> can take quite some time, a not very interesting time that would be
>> better put on funnier things.
>> To win this time and do much more interesting things I've recreate a
>> long lost script by Denis that wraps autopep8 and do the job for you:
>> you launch it into a project, is fix everything and do a commit per
>> error categories fixes by pep8 (or only on commit if you prefer.) The
>> usage is very simple:
>>     pip install --user autocommitautopep8
>>     # anywhere in a hg/git repository
>>     autocommitautopep8
>> (be aware that this can take quite some time if you have a lot of
>> files.)
>> If you want only one commit do:
>>     autocommitautopep8 -s
>>     # or
>>     autocommitautopep8 --single-commit
>> And you can also specify a path to a git/hg repository using
>> -p/--path:
>>     autocommitautopep8 --path path/to/my/project
>> The code is here: https://github.com/Psycojoker/autocommitautopep8
>> Feel free to send patch/contributions/open... tickets here of there :)
>> As an anecdote I've launched it on all the projects I could find on
>> https://www.cubicweb.org/project/ and ended up with ... 2300 patches ^^'
>> I haven't send them here since it would have been madness and totally
>> pointless to have you review 2300 patches. I think that we should
>> simply apply this script to the whole code base one day (once we are
>> happy with it) and don't think about it anymore and use mercurial
>> format-source extension if we need it https://octobus.net/blog/2018-12-03-mercurial-format-source-0.2.0.html
>> But we have first to agree on that which might happen one day :)
>> Cheers <3

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