[Python-Dev] problem with genexp

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Tue Oct 11 15:40:56 CEST 2005

On 10/11/05, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Neal Norwitz wrote:
> > There's a problem with genexp's that I think really needs to get
> > fixed.  See http://python.org/sf/1167751 the details are below.  This
> > code:
> > I agree with the bug report that the code should either raise a
> > SyntaxError or do the right thing.
> I agree it should be a SyntaxError - I believe the AST compiler actually
> raises one in this situation.

Could someone add a test for this on the AST branch?

BTW, it looks like doctest is the way to go for SyntaxError tests. 
There are older tests, like test_scope.py, that use separate files
with bad syntax (and lots of extra kludges in the infrastructure to
ignore the fact that those .py files can't be compiled).


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