isort VS flake8

Compare isort vs flake8 and see what are their differences.

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isort flake8
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Python
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The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

isort

Posts with mentions or reviews of isort. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-07.
  • Python Code Quality - Improve the quality of your Python code with linters, code formatters, and security vulnerability scanners
    7 projects | reddit.com/r/Python | 7 Nov 2021
    yaml repos: - repo: https://github.com/myint/autoflake rev: v1.4 hooks: - id: autoflake args: - --in-place - --remove-all-unused-imports - --expand-star-imports - --remove-duplicate-keys - --remove-unused-variables - repo: https://github.com/asottile/pyupgrade rev: v2.29.0 hooks: - id: pyupgrade args: [--py36-plus] - repo: https://github.com/PyCQA/isort rev: 5.9.3 hooks: - id: isort - repo: https://github.com/psf/black rev: 21.10b0 hooks: - id: black args: [--safe, --quiet] - repo: https://github.com/PyCQA/flake8 rev: 4.0.1 hooks: - id: flake8 - repo: local hooks: - id: pylint name: pylint entry: pylint language: system types: [python] args: [ "-rn", "-sn", ] - repo: https://github.com/pre-commit/mirrors-mypy rev: v0.910-1 hooks: - id: mypy name: mypy entry: mypy language: python types: [python] args: [] require_serial: true - repo: https://github.com/pre-commit/mirrors-prettier rev: v2.4.1 hooks: - id: prettier args: [--prose-wrap=always, --print-width=88]
  • Code Quality Tools in Python
    9 projects | dev.to | 9 Oct 2021
    Formatters automatically format your code based on a style guide. Some popular formatters are Black, YAPF, autopep8 and isort.
  • Three cool projects to contribute to during Hacktoberfest
    14 projects | dev.to | 7 Oct 2021
  • Automate Clean Code and Linting in Python
    6 projects | dev.to | 22 Aug 2021
    isort 4.1k+ ⭐️
  • Write better Python - with some help!
    8 projects | dev.to | 3 Aug 2021
    If you like to keep your imports in tact, there are also rules to enforce a specific order amongst them. One tool that does that is isort. Isort follows the order:
  • Make your Django project newbie contributor friendly with pre-commit
    5 projects | dev.to | 4 Jul 2021
    $ pre-commit install pre-commit installed at .git/hooks/pre-commit $ git add .pre-commit-config.yaml $ git commit -m "Add pre-commit config" [INFO] Initializing environment for https://github.com/pre-commit/pre-commit-hooks. [INFO] Initializing environment for https://gitlab.com/pycqa/flake8. [INFO] Initializing environment for https://github.com/pycqa/isort. [INFO] Initializing environment for https://github.com/python/black. [INFO] Installing environment for https://github.com/pre-commit/pre-commit-hooks. [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... [INFO] Installing environment for https://gitlab.com/pycqa/flake8. [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... [INFO] Installing environment for https://github.com/pycqa/isort. [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... [INFO] Installing environment for https://github.com/python/black. [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... Trim Trailing Whitespace.................................................Passed Check Yaml...............................................................Passed Check for merge conflicts................................................Passed Debug Statements (Python)............................(no files to check)Skipped Check for added large files..............................................Passed Fix requirements.txt.................................(no files to check)Skipped Check django project for potential problems..........(no files to check)Skipped Check django project for missing migrations..........(no files to check)Skipped flake8...............................................(no files to check)Skipped isort................................................(no files to check)Skipped black................................................(no files to check)Skipped
  • How to Protect Your Python Code Health 🐍🩺
    2 projects | dev.to | 6 Jun 2021
    A formatter arranges our code so that it's more readable on the screen, but does not change what our code does. Black and isort are formatters.
  • Looking Beyond Nox
    7 projects | dev.to | 8 Apr 2021
    Run syntax checks, including isort through flake8, and generate a report for each sub-project.
  • Python: Setting Up Project Environment
    12 projects | dev.to | 13 Oct 2020
    isort is also a similar tool to flake8, this tool sorts imports alphabetically, and automatically separated into sections and by type.

flake8

Posts with mentions or reviews of flake8. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-15.
  • Ask HN: Did somebody have success with the migration of Python 2.7 to Java/C#?
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Oct 2021
  • Make your Django project newbie contributor friendly with pre-commit
    5 projects | dev.to | 4 Jul 2021
    $ pre-commit install pre-commit installed at .git/hooks/pre-commit $ git add .pre-commit-config.yaml $ git commit -m "Add pre-commit config" [INFO] Initializing environment for https://github.com/pre-commit/pre-commit-hooks. [INFO] Initializing environment for https://gitlab.com/pycqa/flake8. [INFO] Initializing environment for https://github.com/pycqa/isort. [INFO] Initializing environment for https://github.com/python/black. [INFO] Installing environment for https://github.com/pre-commit/pre-commit-hooks. [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... [INFO] Installing environment for https://gitlab.com/pycqa/flake8. [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... [INFO] Installing environment for https://github.com/pycqa/isort. [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... [INFO] Installing environment for https://github.com/python/black. [INFO] Once installed this environment will be reused. [INFO] This may take a few minutes... Trim Trailing Whitespace.................................................Passed Check Yaml...............................................................Passed Check for merge conflicts................................................Passed Debug Statements (Python)............................(no files to check)Skipped Check for added large files..............................................Passed Fix requirements.txt.................................(no files to check)Skipped Check django project for potential problems..........(no files to check)Skipped Check django project for missing migrations..........(no files to check)Skipped flake8...............................................(no files to check)Skipped isort................................................(no files to check)Skipped black................................................(no files to check)Skipped
  • On unit testing
    1 project | reddit.com/r/learnpython | 8 Mar 2021
    If you're looking for just good automated error checking, I personally use a bunch of flake8 plugins via pre-commit hooks: flake8-bugbear, flake8-builtins, flake8-bandit, etc. You can find a bunch of sites that give recommended plugins and you just need to pick which ones you care about :)
  • Python: Setting Up Project Environment
    12 projects | dev.to | 13 Oct 2020
    flake8 is Python style checker based on PEP8(Python Enhance Proposal 8). black is a good code formatter. But some items such as Documentation String, black is not provided the check option. flake8 not only helps for lack of black but also can be easily applied with black.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing isort and flake8 you can also consider the following projects:

black - The uncompromising Python code formatter

yapf - A formatter for Python files

pyright - Static type checker for Python

black - The uncompromising Python code formatter [Moved to: https://github.com/psf/black]

mypy - Optional static typing for Python

Pylint - It's not just a linter that annoys you!

awesome-python-typing - Collection of awesome Python types, stubs, plugins, and tools to work with them.

Poetry - Python dependency management and packaging made easy.

autoflake - Removes unused imports and unused variables as reported by pyflakes