[pypy-dev] Re: Notes on compiler package
mwh at python.net
Thu Jan 23 14:16:22 CET 2003
"Samuele Pedroni" <pedronis at bluewin.ch> writes:
> From: "Michael Hudson" <mwh at python.net>
> > Yep. This is compiler.transformer. It has to be said, if you were
> > writing a parser for Python in Python, I'd shoot for generating the
> > output of the transformer module rather than aping what the parser
> > module produces.
> yes, btw there have been undergoing work to substitute parser module and what
> is used internally by CPython with a (new) AST format:
> [Compiler-sig] compiler-sig project for Python 2.3: new AST
> there should be also a CVS branch
There is: ast-branch. I'd forgotten about that. Finishing that stuff
up might make this project easier...
> Finn Bock has already incorparated this in Jython, OTOH I think work
> on CPython has stalled.
> The idea is that future versions of (e.g) PyChecker ought to use
> the (new) AST format.
> Jeremy Hylton should be asked on the status of this.
I think he's stupidly busy. Python developers really shouldn't be
allowed to have kids <wink>.
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them
down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.
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