[Python-Dev] Range information in the AST -- once more

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 15:44:39 CET 2012

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Sven Brauch <svenbrauch at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm writing a static language analyzer for an IDE which reuses the
> CPython parser (for parsing) [1]. Two years ago, I asked about a few
> changes to be made to the AST provided by CPython, but the discussion
> thread dried up before a definite decision was made. I decided to just
> copy the parser code to my project and make the necessary changes
> there back then. I'm bringing this up again now since after my project
> has seen its first release recently, packagers are (understandably) a
> bit unhappy about the python fork residing in its repository. I would
> really like to get rid of that fork and link against the vanilla
> libpython instead.

It certainly sounds like its worth considering for 3.4. It's a new
feature, though, so it unfortunately wouldn't be possible to backport
it to any earlier releases.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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