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flake8-import-order 0.12

Flake8 and pylama plugin that checks the ordering of import statements.

Latest Version: 0.13

A flake8 and Pylama plugin that checks the ordering of your imports.

In general stdlib comes first, then 3rd party, then local packages, and that each group is individually alphabetized, see Configuration section for details.

It will not check anything else about the imports. Merely that they are grouped and ordered correctly.

This plugin is under somewhat active development and is heavily influenced by the personal preferences of the developers of cryptography. Expect seemingly random changes and configuration changes as we figure out how it should work.

Warnings

This package adds 3 new flake8 warnings

  • I100: Your import statements are in the wrong order.
  • I101: The names in your from import are in the wrong order.
  • I201: Missing newline between sections or imports.

Configuration

You will want to set the application-import-names option to a comma separated list of names that should be considered local to your application. These will be used to help categorise your import statements into the correct groups. Note that relative imports are always considered local.

You will want to set the application-package-names option to a comma separated list of names that should be considered local to your company or organisation, but which are obtained using some sort of package manager like Pip, Apt, or Yum. Typically, code representing the values listed in this option is located in a different repository than the code being developed. This option is only supported if using the appnexus or edited styles.

import-order-style controls what style the plugin follows (cryptography is the default):

  • cryptography - see an example
  • google - style described in Google Style Guidelines, see an example
  • smarkets - style as google only with import statements before from X import … statements, see an example
  • appnexus - style as google only with import statements for packages local to your company or organisation coming after import statements for third-party packages, see an example
  • edited - style as smarkets only with import statements for packages local to your company or organisation coming after import statements for third-party packages, see an example
  • pep8 - style that only enforces groups without enforcing the order within the groups

You can also add your own style by extending Style class.

Limitations

Currently these checks are limited to module scope imports only. Conditional imports in module scope will also be ignored.

Classification of an imported module is achieved by checking the module against a stdlib list and then if there is no match against the application-import-names list. (If using the appnexus or edited styles, also the application-package-names list.) Only if none of these lists contain the imported module will it be classified as third party.

I201 only checks that groups of imports are not consecutive and only takes into account the first line of each import statement. This means that multi-line from imports, comments between imports and so on may cause this error not to be raised correctly in all situations. This restriction is due to the data provided by the stdlib ast module.

Imported modules are classified as stdlib if the module is in a vendored list of stdlib modules. This list is based on the latest release of Python and hence the results can be misleading. This list is also the same for all Python versions because otherwise it would be impossible to write programs that work under both Python 2 and 3 and pass the import order check.

Extending styles

You can add your own style by extending flake8_import_order.styles.Style class. Here’s an example:

from flake8_import_order.styles import Cryptography


class ReversedCryptography(Cryptography):
    # Note that Cryptography is a subclass of Style.

    @staticmethod
    def sorted_names(names):
        return reversed(Cryptography.sorted_names(names))

To make flake8-import-order able to discover your extended style, you need to register it as flake8_import_order.styles using setuptools’ entry points mechanism:

# setup.py of your style package
setup(
    name='flake8-import-order-reversed-cryptography',
    ...,
    entry_points={
        'flake8_import_order.styles': [
            'reversed = reversedcryptography:ReversedCryptography',
            # 'reversed' is a style name.  You can pass it to
            # --import-order-style option
            # 'reversedcryptography:ReversedCryptography' is an import path
            # of your extended style class.
        ]
    }
)
 
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