Fix Python – How do I get Pyflakes to ignore a statement?


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A lot of our modules start with:

    import json
except ImportError:
    from django.utils import simplejson as json  # Python 2.4 fallback.

…and it’s the only Pyflakes warning in the entire file:

foo/ redefinition of unused 'json' from line 12

How can I get Pyflakes to ignore this?

(Normally I’d go read the docs but the link is broken. If nobody has an answer, I’ll just read the source.)

Now we will see solution for issue: How do I get Pyflakes to ignore a statement?


If you can use flake8 instead – which wraps pyflakes as well as the pep8 checker – a line ending with


(in which the space is significant – 2 spaces between the end of the code and the #, one between it and the NOQA text) will tell the checker to ignore any errors on that line.

This question is answered By – yrstruly

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