[Python-Dev] AST structure and maintenance branches

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Sat Sep 23 16:59:14 CEST 2006

Anthony Baxter <anthony at interlink.com.au> writes:

> I'd like to propose that the AST format returned by passing PyCF_ONLY_AST to 
> compile() get the same guarantee in maintenance branches as the bytecode 
> format - that is, unless it's absolutely necessary, we'll keep it the same. 
> Otherwise anyone trying to write tools to manipulate the AST is in for a 
> massive world of hurt.
> Anyone have any problems with this, or can it be added to PEP 6?

Sounds like a good idea.


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