[Python-Dev] Python 1.7 tokenization feature request

Ka-Ping Yee ping@lfw.org
Tue, 14 Mar 2000 06:21:59 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, David Ascher wrote:
> If you propose a transformation between Python Syntax and XML, then you
> potentially have something which all parties can agree to as being a good
> thing.

Indeed.  I know that i wouldn't have any use for it at the moment,
but i can see the potential for usefulness of a structured representation
for Python source code (like an AST in XML) which could be directly
edited in an XML editor, and processed (by an XSL stylesheet?) to produce
actual runnable Python.  But attempting to mix the two doesn't get
you anywhere.

-- ?!ng

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