eradicate removes commented-out code from Python files.
With modern revision control available, there is no reason to save
commented-out code to your repository.
eradicate helps cleans up
existing junk comments. It does this by detecting block comments that
contain valid Python syntax that are likely to be commented out code.
(It avoids false positives like the sentence
this is not good,
which is valid Python syntax, but is probably not code.)
$ eradicate --in-place example.py
#import os # from foo import junk #a = 3 a = 4 #foo(1, 2, 3) def foo(x, y, z): # print('hello') print(x, y, z) # This is a real comment. #return True return False
a = 4 def foo(x, y, z): print(x, y, z) # This is a real comment. return False