[Python-Dev] AST structure and maintenance branches
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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