Flycheck is a modern on-the-fly syntax checking extension for GNU Emacs 24, intended as replacement for the older Flymake extension which is part of GNU Emacs.
It uses various syntax checking and linting tools to automatically check the contents of buffers while you type, and reports warnings and errors directly in the buffer or in an optional error list (see Flycheck manual for more information):
Many 3rd party extensions provide new syntax checkers and other features like alternative error displays or mode line indicators.
Flycheck needs GNU Emacs 24.1 or newer, and works best on Unix systems. Windows users, please be aware that Flycheck does not support Windows officially, although it should mostly work fine on Windows. See [Windows support] and watch out for known Windows issues!
Install some syntax checker tools and type the following in your
*scratch* buffer and run
(require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://stable.melpa.org/packages/") t) (package-initialize) (package-install 'flycheck) (global-flycheck-mode)
Support & Contribution
We welcome patches and pull requests that fix bugs or provide new features. Please read our Contribution guidelines for help and guidelines before submitting pull requests. When making larger changes to Flycheck or implementing new features we recommend that you first open a separate issue or ask in our Gitter channel to discuss you intended changes.
All contributors and all participants in our communication channels are expected to follow our Code of Conduct.
Flycheck is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Flycheck is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
See COPYING for details.
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