pydocstyle version numbers follow the Semantic Versioning specification.
Current Development Version¶
- Skip function arguments prefixed with _ in D417 check (#440).
5.0.2 - January 8th, 2020¶
SyntaxError“invalid escape sequence” with Python 3.6+ (#445).
5.0.1 - December 9th, 2019¶
5.0.0 - December 9th, 2019¶
- Support for Python 3.4 has been dropped (#402).
- Extend support for detecting missing arguments in Google style docstrings to method calls (#384).
- Extend support for detecting missing argument description in Numpy style docstrings (#407).
- Added support for Python 3.8 (#423).
- Allow skipping errors on module level docstring via #noqa (#427).
- Whitespace is ignored with set options split across multiple lines (#221).
- Remove D413 from the google convention (#430).
- Remove D413 from the pep257 convention (#404).
- Replace semicolon with colon in D416 messages. (#409)
- D301 (Use r”“” if any backslashes in a docstring) does not trigger on
backslashes for line continuation or unicode literals
\N...anymore. These are considered intended elements of the docstring and thus should not be escaped by using a raw docstring (#365).
- Fix decorator parsing (#411).
- Google-style sections no longer cause false errors when used with Numpy-style sections (#388, #424).
- D202: Allow a blank line after function docstring when followed by declaration of an inner function or class (#395, #426).
- Fix D401 and D404 checks not working for docstrings containing only one word and ending with non-alpha character (#421)
4.0.1 - August 14th, 2019¶
- D401: Fixed a false positive where one stem had multiple imperative forms, e.g., init and initialize / initiate (#382).
- Fix parser hanging when there’s a comment directly after
- Fixed RST error in table which resulted in the online documentation missing the violation code table (#396).
- Fixed IndentationError when parsing function arguments (#392).
4.0.0 - July 6th, 2019¶
- Support for Python 2.x and PyPy has been dropped (#340).
- Added initial support for Google convention (#357).
- Added pre-commit hook (#346)
3.0.0 - October 14th, 2018¶
- Violations are now reported on the line where the docstring starts, not the
line of the
classit corresponds to (#238, #83).
- Updated description of pep257 and numpy conventions (#300).
__all__parsing is now done on a best-effort basis - if
__all__can’t be statically determined, it will be ignored (#320, #313).
2.1.1 - October 9th, 2017¶
- Changed wheel configuration to be NOT universal, as #281 added
configparseras a dependency for Python 2.7.
- Updated usage documentation.
2.1.0 - October 8th, 2017¶
- Public nested classes missing a docstring are now reported as D106 instead of D101 (#198, #261).
__init__methods missing a docstring are now reported as D107 instead of D102 (#273, #277).
- Added support for Python 3.6 (#270).
- Specifying an invalid error code prefix (e.g.,
--select=D9) will print a warning message to
- Configuration files now support multiple-lined entries (#250, #281).
- Improved description of how error selection works in the help section (#231, #283).
- Fixed an issue where the
--sourceflag would result in improperly spaced output (#256, #257, #260).
- Fixed an issue where if a first word in a docstring had Unicode characters and the docstring was not a unicode string, an exception would be raised (#258, #264).
- Configuration files that were specified by CLI and don’t contain a valid
section name will now issue a warning to
- Removed D107 from the numpy convention (#288).
2.0.0 - April 18th, 2017¶
- Support for
numpyconventions verification has been added (#129, #226).
- Support for Python 2.6 has been dropped (#206, #217).
- Support for PyPy3 has been temporarily dropped, until it will be
equivalent to CPython 3.3+ and supported by
- Support for the
pep257console script has been dropped. Only the
pydocstyleconsole script should be used (#216, #218).
- Errors are now printed to
- Decorator-based skipping via
--ignore-decoratorshas been added (#204).
- Support for using pycodestyle style wildcards has been added (#72, #209).
- Superfluous opening quotes are now reported as part of D300 (#166, #225).
- Fixed a false-positive recognition of D410 and added D412 (#230, #233).
--config=<path>flag to override the normal config file discovery and choose a specific config file (#117, #247).
- Support for specifying error codes with partial prefix has been added, e.g.,
- All configuration file can now have the
- Added better imperative mood checks using third party stemmer (#235, #68).
- Made parser more robust to bad source files (#168, #214)
- Modules are now considered private if their name starts with a single underscore. This is a bugfix where “public module” (D100) was reported regardless of module name (#199, #222).
- Removed error when
__all__is a list (#62, #227).
- Fixed a bug where the
@sign was used as a matrix multiplication operator in Python 3.5, but was considered a decorator by the parser (#246, #191).
1.1.1 - October 4th, 2016¶
- Fixed an issue where the
flake8-docstringsfailed when accessing some public API from
1.1.0 - September 29th, 2016¶
pydocstyleis no longer a single file. This might make it difficult for some users to just add it to their project, but the project has reached certain complexity where splitting it into modules was necessary (#200).
Added the optional error codes D212 and D213, for checking whether the summary of a multi-line docstring starts at the first line, respectively at the second line (#174).
Added D404 - First word of the docstring should not be “This”. It is turned off by default (#183).
Added the ability to ignore specific function and method docstrings with inline comments:
- “# noqa” skips all checks.
- “# noqa: D102,D203” can be used to skip specific checks.
- Fixed an issue where file paths were printed in lower case (#179, #181).
- The error code D300 is now also being reported if a docstring has
uppercase literals (
U) as prefix (#176).
- Fixed a bug where an
__all__error was reported when
__all__was imported from another module with a different name (#182, #187).
- Fixed a bug where
raise X from Ysyntax caused
pydocstyleto crash (#196, #200).
1.0.0 - January 30th, 2016¶
- The project was renamed to pydocstyle and the new release will be 1.0.0!
- Added support for Python 3.5 (#145).
- Classes nested inside classes are no longer considered private. Nested classes are considered public if their names are not prepended with an underscore and if their parent class is public, recursively (#13, #146).
- Added the D403 error code - “First word of the first line should be properly capitalized”. This new error is turned on by default (#164, #165, #170).
- Added support for
.pydocstylercand as configuration file name (#140, #173).
- Fixed an issue where a
NameErrorwas raised when parsing complex definitions of
- Fixed a bug where D202 was falsely reported when a function with just a docstring and no content was followed by a comment (#165).
- Fixed wrong
__all__definition in main module (#150, #156).
- Fixed a bug where an
AssertionErrorcould occur when parsing
Versions documented below are before renaming the project from pep257 to pydocstyle.
0.7.0 - October 9th, 2015¶
- Added the D104 error code - “Missing docstring in public package”. This new
error is turned on by default. Missing docstring in
__init__.pyfiles which previously resulted in D100 errors (“Missing docstring in public module”) will now result in D104 (#105, #127).
- Added the D105 error code - “Missing docstring in magic method’. This new
error is turned on by default. Missing docstrings in magic method which
previously resulted in D102 error (“Missing docstring in public method”)
will now result in D105. Note that exceptions to this rule are variadic
magic methods - specifically
__new__, which will be considered non-magic and missing docstrings in them will result in D102 (#60, #139).
- Support the option to exclude all error codes. Running pep257 with
select=in the configuration file) will exclude all errors which could then be added one by one using
add-select. Useful for projects new to pep257 (#132, #135).
- Added check D211: No blank lines allowed before class docstring. This change is a result of a change to the official PEP257 convention. Therefore, D211 will now be checked by default instead of D203, which required a single blank line before a class docstring (#137).
- Configuration files are now handled correctly. The closer a configuration file
is to a checked file the more it matters.
Configuration files no longer support
- On Python 2.x, D302 (“Use u”“” for Unicode docstrings”) is not reported if unicode_literals is imported from __future__ (#113, #134).
- Fixed a bug where there was no executable for pep257 on Windows (#73, #136).
0.6.0 - July 20th, 2015¶
- Added support for more flexible error selections using
- Property setter and deleter methods are now treated as private and do not require docstrings separate from the main property method (#69, #107).
- Fixed an issue where pep257 did not accept docstrings that are both unicode and raw in Python 2.x (#116, #119).
- Fixed an issue where Python 3.x files with Unicode encodings were not read correctly (#118).
0.5.0 - March 14th, 2015¶
- Added check D210: No whitespaces allowed surrounding docstring text (#95).
- Added real documentation rendering using Sphinx (#100, #101).
- Removed log level configuration from module level (#98).
- D205 used to check that there was a blank line between the one line summary and the description. It now checks that there is exactly one blank line between them (#79).
- Fixed a bug where
--match-dirwas not properly respected (#108, #109).
0.4.1 - January 10th, 2015¶
ImportErrorwhen trying to run pep257 as the installed script (#92, #93).
0.4.0 - January 4th, 2015¶
A fatal bug was discovered in this version (#92). Please use a newer version.
- Added configuration file support (#58, #87).
- Added a
--countflag that prints the number of violations found (#86, #89).
- Added support for Python 3.4, PyPy and PyPy3 (#81).
- Fixed broken tests (#74).
- Fixed parsing various colon and parenthesis combinations in definitions (#82).
- Allow for greater flexibility in parsing
- Fixed handling of one-liner definitions (#77).
0.3.2 - March 11th, 2014¶
First documented release!