Pylint Cannot Run in Python Environment Created by ArcMap 10.7.1

06-17-2020 11:00 AM
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I tried to install pylint in my Python 2 environment and ran into the problem described at pylint2 crashes with "unexpected keyword argument 'inline_comment_prefixes'" · Issue #1318 · PyCQA/p... .

Has anyone been able to get pylint to run in the Python environment that ArcGIS for Desktop 10.7.1 (aka ArcMap) creates?

I tried to update the future module and got:

C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.7\Scripts>pip install future --upgrade
Collecting future
Installing collected packages: future
  Found existing installation: future 0.15.2
Cannot uninstall 'future'. It is a distutils installed project and thus we cannot accurately determine which files belong to it which would lead to only a partial uninstall.
You are using pip version 18.1, however version 20.2b1 is available.
You should consider upgrading via the 'python -m pip install --upgrade pip' command.

Extra Details:

- Path to Python: "C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.7\python.exe"

- Version: Python 2.7.16 (v2.7.16:413a49145e, Mar  4 2019, 01:30:55) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32

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pylint stopped support for python 2.  Did you install a specific version? 

... sort of retired...
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Good catch. I tried installing 1.9.5 with pip and it succeeds: "Successfully installed pylint-1.9.5" but when I run pylint, I get:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "c:\python27\arcgis10.7\lib\", line 174, in _run_module_as_main
    "__main__", fname, loader, pkg_name)
  File "c:\python27\arcgis10.7\lib\", line 72, in _run_code
    exec code in run_globals
  File "C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.7\Scripts\pylint.exe\", line 9, in <module>
  File "c:\python27\arcgis10.7\lib\site-packages\pylint\", line 15, in run_pylint
    from pylint.lint import Run
  File "c:\python27\arcgis10.7\lib\site-packages\pylint\", line 64, in <module>
    import astroid
  File "c:\python27\arcgis10.7\lib\site-packages\astroid\", line 136, in <module>
  File "c:\python27\arcgis10.7\lib\site-packages\astroid\brain\", line 7, in <module>
    from astroid import extract_node
ImportError: cannot import name extract_node

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