4. Error Suppression¶
Prospector profiles configuration via Profiles / Configuration which includes the ability to tweak which errors are reported by the tools run by prospector. This is generally where to make changes which affect the project as a whole.
It is also possible to suppress errors in specific places. In general the best place to find out how to do this will be on the documentation site of the tool which generates the error. This page contains additional information about behaviour which prospector adds.
Suppressing Pylint Errors¶
Pylint errors can be suppressed by adding a comment of the format:
Although you can also use the numeric code (something like
W1101), pylint is moving towards
using symbolic names so it is better to use the full name for the error.
If Prospector finds that pylint would have emitted an error but a suppression comment disabled the error, then all equivalent errors from other tools will also be suppressed. This is
Ignoring entire files¶
Although the ideal method of ignoring files is by using the
in a profile, it is often the case that existing tools and configuration are
already present in a repository.
flake8 includes the following directive to ignore an entire file, which is also honoured by prospector:
# flake8: noqa
A comment of
noqa is used by pep8 and pyflakes when ignoring all errors on a certain
line. If Prospector encounters a
# noqa comment it will suppress any error from any tool
pylint and others such as