[Python-ideas] AST Pretty Printer

Ryan rymg19 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 18:14:19 CEST 2013

Honestly, it wasn't really the parenthesis that made me hate Lisp; it was everything else. The lack of line numbers,... It made Perl look nice for a second there.

Paul Tagliamonte <paultag at debian.org> wrote:

>On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 06:31:08PM -0500, Ryan wrote:
>>    I always encounter one problem when dealing with Python ASTs: When
>I print
>>    it, it looks like Lisp(aka Lots of Irritated Superfluous
>Parenthesis). In
>>    short: it's a mess.
>Bwahah; well, to each their own.
>As some might remember from PyCon this year[1], I actually wrote a lisp
>front-end (OK, not *really* lisp) to Python AST. Works pretty well
>smoothed out the 2.x and 3.x differences, so most code is valid between
>the two)
>    https://github.com/hylang/hy
>Yes, it's hilarious. No, parens aren't ugly :)
>>    My idea is an AST pretty printer built on ast.NodeVisitor. If
>anyone finds
>>    this interesting, I can probably have a prototype of the class
>>    later today and sometime tomorrow.
>I'd enjoy such a thing!
>[1]: http://pyvideo.org/video/1853/friday-evening-lightning-talks
>     http://hylang.org/
>     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulekCWvDFVI
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