[Python-Dev] ast changes for "debug" f-strings

Batuhan Taskaya isidentical at gmail.com
Mon May 20 10:32:03 EDT 2019

> This strictly speaking isn't necessary. I could have added another
Constant node for "x=" and left FormattedValue alone. I didn't for three
reasons: it was expedient; it didn't require a lot of surgery to
f-string parsing, which the extra Constant node would require; and it
allowed the Python/ast_unparse.c code to produce a string that was more
consistent with input string.


> Does anyone care that f'{x=}' would become f'x={x!r}' if I removed
expr_text from the FormattedValue node?

Yes, when i was implementing f-string debugging support to Berker's astor
the roundtrip tests i wrote is failing because of it adds an extra `!r` to
end. Then
i realized you added a new field (expr_text) for that.

> I'm not sure how much we care about all of this, but let me know if you
have a strong feeling about it.

I don't think we should complicate this. The current version is very simple
and understandable.
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