- 29 July 2023
Flake8 is a Python tool that checks Python code for style, programming errors, and help reduce code complexity. It is a wrapper around PyFlakes, pycodestyle, and Ned Batchelder’s McCabe script. Flake8 has a plugin structure and there are many plugins available. One of the plugins is Flake8 Bugbear. Flake8 Bugbear is a plugin for Flake8 that finds likely bugs and design problems in your program. It is a plugin for Flake8 that adds rules from the community that are not included in the core flake8 package.
As Flake8 Bugbear is a plugin for Flake8, you need to install Flake8 first. You can install Flake8 Bugbear with pip for example and in the example below Flake8 Bugbear is installed into a virtual environment.