[dev] Upgrading flake8 to support f-strings

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Thu Nov 21 17:25:28 UTC 2019

On 2019-11-21 18:13:02 +0100 (+0100), Thierry Carrez wrote:
> We do cap those aggressively for a reason: bumping that cap
> triggers pep8 job failures everywhere as flake8 decides to pay
> attention to slightly different things, and we lose a lot of time
> collectively chasing down those syntax glitches everywhere.
> Which is why we haven't really bumped those since 2016... But
> proper support of f-strings might be a good reason to update?

Well, the QA team used to increase the recommendation to the latest
version of the various checkers in use at the start of every new
development cycle. It's apparently been a few cycles now since
anyone remembered to do it (or cared).
Jeremy Stanley
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