[Executives' summary (in case any executive uses Vim) - get this updated pylint.vim for compatibility with pylint 0.24.0 changes]
Integrating Python code checker into Vim is really cool. It lets Vim provide (relatively) quick feedback on your code, be it a conventions warning or syntax error. That, in my opinion, increases coding productivity slightly.
The problem is, that configuring the vim-pylint integration is hell. for two reasons mainly:
- Doing it manually requires understanding of the unpleasant errorformat syntax and some other vim tricks.
- No good zero-setup plugin is available: official pylint.vim is unmaintained. I used to use this fork, but its not really active anymore.
Specifically, since I upgraded to latest pylint (0.24.0), Vim stopped showing pylint's hints. That's because pylint's output was modified to contain the column number as well.