[Python-Dev] Python syntax checker ?

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Mon, 25 Sep 2000 20:44:58 -0500

> I don't understand what problem this is a practical solution to.
> This thread started with MAL's questions about finding errors in
> Python code.  You mentioned an effort to write a lint-like tool.
> It may be that YACC has great support for error recovery, in which
> case MAL might want to look at for his tool.
> But in general, the most practical solution for parsing Python is
> probably to use the Python parser and the builtin parser module.  It
> already exists and seems to work just fine.

Probably not that relevant any more, but MAL originally asked for a
parser that doesn't stop at the first error.  That's a real weakness
of the existing parser!!!

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