[New-bugs-announce] [issue21992] New AST node Else() should be introduced

Igor Bronshteyn report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jul 16 18:13:48 CEST 2014

New submission from Igor Bronshteyn:

Quoting Collin Winter:
"I'd like there to be an Else() node for If.orelse, While.orelse, etc. My motivation is that I need the lineno and col_offset values of the "else" statement for a code-coverage utility; as it is, I have to find the last lineno of the if/while/etc suite and the first lineno of the "else" suite and then search between those two for the "else" statement."

from: http://bugs.python.org/issue1659410
Lack of position for "else" token hampers implementing of even simple static analysis checker that calculates NCNB (non-comment non-blank) lines (e.g. in a function).

components: Interpreter Core
messages: 223229
nosy: Igor.Bronshteyn
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: New AST node Else() should be introduced
type: enhancement
versions: Python 2.7

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