JavaScript parser in Python

Frantisek Fuka fuka at
Wed Jun 4 08:45:42 CEST 2003

Ian Bicking wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-06-04 at 02:32, Carl Waldbieser wrote:
>>Does anyone know of a Python module that can parse a JavaScript source file?
>>I am intersted in checking the file to see if it is syntactically correct,
>>as well as possibly stripping out whitespace and comments.  I found a couple
>>JavaScript compression utilities after doing a Google search, but many of
>>them are themselves written in JavaScript, execute in a browser, and tend to
>>be somewhat slow for very large JavaScript files.  A pythonic solution has a
>>certain appeal to me because I have always found Python very easy an
>>intuitive to use in the past.  Thanks in advance.
> Well, I think that Javascript has tokens that pretty much match
> Python's, except for whitespace.  That at least would make compression
> fairly easy, though a more general parser would be able to do more.

And what about Python script that could disassemble the compiled Java 
file into the primitive "Java-assembler" instructions? (i.e. not Java 

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