An extremely fast Python linter and code formatter, written in Rust.
Linting the CPython codebase from scratch.
- ⚡️ 10-100x faster than existing linters (like Flake8) and formatters (like Black)
- 🐍 Installable via
- 🤝 Python 3.12 compatibility
- ⚖️ Drop-in parity with Flake8, isort, and Black
- 📦 Built-in caching, to avoid re-analyzing unchanged files
- 🔧 Fix support, for automatic error correction (e.g., automatically remove unused imports)
- 📏 Over 700 built-in rules, with native re-implementations of popular Flake8 plugins, like flake8-bugbear
- ⌨️ First-party editor integrations for VS Code and more
- 🌎 Monorepo-friendly, with hierarchical and cascading configuration
Ruff aims to be orders of magnitude faster than alternative tools while integrating more functionality behind a single, common interface.
Ruff is extremely actively developed and used in major open-source projects like:
...and many more.
Ruff is so fast that sometimes I add an intentional bug in the code just to confirm it's actually running and checking the code.
Why is Ruff a gamechanger? Primarily because it is nearly 1000x faster. Literally. Not a typo. On our largest module (dagster itself, 250k LOC) pylint takes about 2.5 minutes, parallelized across 4 cores on my M1. Running ruff against our entire codebase takes .4 seconds.
Ruff is ~150-200x faster than flake8 on my machine, scanning the whole repo takes ~0.2s instead of ~20s. This is an enormous quality of life improvement for local dev. It's fast enough that I added it as an actual commit hook, which is terrific.
Just switched my first project to Ruff. Only one downside so far: it's so fast I couldn't believe it was working till I intentionally introduced some errors.
This is just ridiculously fast...