Python parser for cross references
pyth at devel.trillke.net
Thu Sep 5 02:22:33 CEST 2002
Howard Lightstone wrote:
> I would like to use Source Navigator to (re)examine a largish application.
> It parses the C, C++,assembly and Python jobs I am working right now and
> has outputs that *statisfy* the naive QA people who think tables and
> diagrams are *documentation*.
> The Python parser for it was written by Thomas Heller (thank you very
> However, it does not emit cross reference information. Of course, I first
> thought "why not just add one?". I can see why Mr. Heller did not.
> A cross reference parser has to track scope....and determine function calls
> within argument lists.....and track just 'name' references which are passed
> around...and on and on.
> Is there a (C) parser for Python around which does a "just-good-enough"
> parsing job to be adapted for this?
I don't think you could do this with a parser.
It requires getting type information and that is only possible if
you run a program. You probably would have to trace a program
to get information which names refer to which object type(s).
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