Python parser for cross references
howard at eegsoftware.com
Thu Sep 5 00:34:08 CEST 2002
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 think it just needs the scope (name)
and enough logic to recognize what kind of token it has found.
Of course, the gui guts of SN are written in Tix, Tcl, and ITcl .... oh
well, back to those again.
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