[New-bugs-announce] [issue33338] [lib2to3] Synchronize token.py and tokenize.py with the standard library

Łukasz Langa report at bugs.python.org
Sun Apr 22 21:04:56 EDT 2018

New submission from Łukasz Langa <lukasz at langa.pl>:

lib2to3's token.py and tokenize.py were initially copies of the respective
files from the standard library.  They were copied to allow Python 3 to read
Python 2's grammar.

Since 2006, lib2to3 grew to be widely used as a Concrete Syntax Tree, also for
parsing Python 3 code.  Additions to support Python 3 grammar were added but
sadly, the main token.py and tokenize.py diverged.

This change brings them back together, minimizing the differences to the bare
minimum that is in fact required by lib2to3.  Before this change, almost every
line in lib2to3/pgen2/tokenize.py was different from tokenize.py.  After this
change, the diff between the two files is only 175 lines long and is entirely
filled with relevant Python 2 compatibility bits.

Merging the implementations, there's numerous fixes to the lib2to3 tokenizer:

+ docstrings made as similar as possible
+ ported `TokenInfo`
+ ported `tokenize.tokenize()` and `tokenize.open()`
+ removed Python 2-only implementation cruft
+ fixes Unicode identifier handling
+ fixes string prefix handling
+ fixes Ellipsis handling
+ Untokenizer backported bugfixes:
	- 5e6db313686c200da425a54d2e0c95fa40107b1d
	- 9dc3a36c849c15c227a8af218cfb215abe7b3c48
	- 5b8d2c3af76e704926cf5915ad0e6af59a232e61
	- e411b6629fb5f7bc01bec89df75737875ce6d8f5
        - BPO-2495
+ tokenizer doesn't crash on missing newline at the end of the
stream (added \Z (end of string) to PseudoExtras) - BPO-16152
+ `find_cookie` includes file name in error messages, if available
+ `find_cookie` raises SyntaxError on invalid encodings: BPO-14990

Improvements to lib2to3/pgen2/token.py:

+ taken from the current Lib/token.py
+ tokens renumbered to match Lib/token.py
+ `__all__` properly defined
+ ASYNC, AWAIT and BACKQUOTE exist under different numbers (100 + old number)
+ ELLIPSIS added
+ ENCODING added

components: 2to3 (2.x to 3.x conversion tool), Library (Lib)
messages: 315639
nosy: lukasz.langa
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: [lib2to3] Synchronize token.py and tokenize.py with the standard library
versions: Python 3.8

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