[Python-3000] compiler module

Joe Angell joe.d.angell at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 22:50:19 CET 2008

How do you plan on letting third party tools utilize the new grammar?
Will they have to write their own parser then, or is there some kind
of plugin architecture?



On Jan 10, 2008 10:34 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2008 8:39 AM, Joe Angell <joe.d.angell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My apologies if this has been asked before, but are there any plans to
> > add the compiler module back in to py3k?  If so, any idea on a
> > timeline?  If help is needed I may be able to put in some time on
> > this.  I've already back ported some of the py3k grammar (function
> > parameter annotations) to python 2.5.1 so I can use this with the
> > compiler module, but I think it would be sweet to just use py3k
> > directly.
> AFAIK there are no such plans; maintaining two versions of the
> compiler (one in Python and one in C) has turned out to be a
> nightmare, with the Python version always running behind and having
> bugs because it wasn't used much for real work.
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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