Edit Python code programmatically

Alex noname9968 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 14:46:10 CET 2008


Guilherme Polo wrote:
> 2008/2/9, Arnaud Delobelle <arnodel at googlemail.com>:
>   
>> On Feb 9, 12:32 pm, "Guilherme Polo" <ggp... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  > 2008/2/9, Alex <noname9... at gmail.com>:
>>  >
>>  > > Guilherme Polo wrote:
>>  > >  > 2008/2/9, Alex <noname9... at gmail.com>:
>>
>>     
>>  > >  >> Which library could you recommend to perform simple editing of Python
>>  > >  >>  code (from Python program)? For example, open *.py file, find specific
>>  > >  >>  function definition, add another function call inside, find existing
>>  > >  >>  call and change parameter value, etc.
>>  > >  > You are after inspect, it is included with python.
>>  >
>>  > > Yes, I forgot to mention - I'm new to Python. I didn't necessary mention
>>  > >  3rd party library. Simply such wasn't mentioned in library review and
>>  > >  tutorials, so I didn't know of it. What's the module's name?
>>  >
>>
>>     
>>> inspect is a module, inspect is the name. It is not a module for
>>>       
>>  > editing Python code per se, but it will help with the other part.
>>
>>
>> I don't think the OP wants to edit python code *objects*, rather he
>>  wants to edit python *source* code programmatically.  Inspect is not
>>  the tool for this.
>>     
>
> I didn't tell him to use inspect to edit python code, I said it was
> useful for the other part. The other part, as he mentioned on his
> email is: "find specific
> function definition, add another function call inside, find existing
> call".
Sorry but I said "in *.py file", meaning that file isn't executed to 
edit objects in memory. It's instead saved in modified form, possibly to 
be edited by user. Guess it's a common task for visual GUI editors and 
any visual programming tools.



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