[Tutor] compare two souce files

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Thu Oct 28 13:22:25 CEST 2010

Jojo Mwebaze wrote:
> Hello Tutor
> I would like to compare two souce code files but ignoring doc strings,
> comments and space (and perharps in future statement by statement
> comparision)
> e.g
> class Foo
>   def foo():
>      # prints my name
>      return 'my name'
> class Boo
>    def boo():
>       print 'my name'
> Want to check if Foo and Boo are the same.  At functional level one can use
> boo.func_code.co_code == foo.func_code.co_code
> What is the class level equivlant of this?

Foo.foo.func_code.co_code == Boo.boo.func_code.co_code

To check if the classes are equivalent, something like this will get you 

if dir(Foo) == dir(Boo):
     for attr in dir(Foo):
         if getattr(Foo, attr) != getattr(Boo, attr):
             print "Unequal"


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