[Python-Dev] Direction of PyChecker

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 12:04:01 -0400

>   GvR> For tools like PyChecker, a higher level is more appropriate:
>   GvR> give it an abstract syntax tree that can answer questions
>   GvR> related to the symbol table, so that you can tell for example
>   GvR> whether 'x = y' assigns a local to a global or vice versa --
>   GvR> and if a local is involved, in which function it is defined.
> I'm not sure how much time I can make for it in the 2.2 release
> schedule, but I think a high-level source analysis module would be a
> valuable addition to the compiler package.  We've got pychecker and
> pydoc as to drive the requirements.  Do you think it's worth making
> time for in the 2.2 release schedule?  
> Jeremy

I think this falls in the "would be nice" category.  I hope that
non-PythonLabs folks might contribute something of this sort.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)