[Python-Dev] AST mining (was Re: Direction of PyChecker)

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@zope.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 14:53:40 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "TP" == Tim Peters <tim.one@home.com> writes:

  TP> [Jeremy Hylton]
  >> ...  I wouldn't wait for people to argue about the right AST
  >> either.  Use the one Greg and Bill came up with for p2c.  It's in
  >> Tools/compiler in the Python distribution.  It's much simpler
  >> than the parse tree produced by the parser module.  And, as far
  >> as I know, no one is advocating a different AST.
  >> It doesn't have a query language, but neither does tokenize.py
  >> <wink>.

  TP> The likely problem I see is documentation: exactly what is this
  TP> AST, and how does one use the compiler package?

As I already noted in this thread, the documentation problem will not
survive the week.