[openstack-dev] [Heat] Reducing pep8 ignores

Pavlo Shchelokovskyy pshchelokovskyy at mirantis.com
Wed Jan 22 11:23:05 UTC 2014

Hi all,

we have an approved blueprint that concerns reducing number of ignored PEP8
and openstack/hacking style checks for heat (
I've been already warned that enabling some of these rules will be quite
controversial, and personally I do not like some of these rules myself
either. In order to understand what is the opinion of the community, I
would like to ask you to leave a comment on the blueprint page about what
do you think about enabling these checks.

The style rules being currently ignored are:
F841 local variable 'json_template' is assigned to but never used
H201 no 'except:' at least use 'except Exception:' (this actually checks
for bare 'except:' lines, so 'except BaseException:' will pass too)
H302 do not import objects, only modules (this I don't like myself as it
can clutter the code beyond reasonable limit)
H306 imports not in alphabetical order
H404 multi line docstring should start with a summary

Another question I have is how to proceed with such changes. I've already
implemented H306 (order of imports) and am being now puzzled with how to
propose such change to Gerrit. This change naturally touches many files
(163 so far) and as such is clearly not suited for review in one piece. The
only solution I currently can think of is to split it in 4-5-6 patches
without actually changing tox.ini, and after all of them are merged, issue
a final patch that updates tox.ini and any files breaking the rule that
were introduced in between. But there is still a question on how Jenkins
works with verify and merge jobs. Can it happen that we end up with code in
master that does not pass pep8 check? Or there will be a 'race condition'
between my final patch and any other that breaks the style rules? I would
really appreciate any thoughts and comments about this.

Best regards,
Pavlo Shchelokovskyy.
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