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The parser Module

(Optional) The parser module provides an interface to Pythons built-in parser and compiler.

Example 13-19 compiles a simple expression into an abstract syntax tree (AST), turns the AST into a nested list, dumps the contents of the tree (where each node contains either a grammar symbol or a token), increments all numbers by one, and, finally, turns the list back into a code object. At least thats what I think it does.

Example 13-19. Using the parser Module
File: parser-example-1.py

import parser
import symbol, token

def dump_and_modify(node):
 name = symbol.sym_name.get(node[0])
 if name is None:
 name = token.tok_name.get(node[0])
 print name,
 for i in range(1, len(node)):
 item = node[i]
 if type(item) is type([]):
 dump_and_modify(item)
 else:
 print repr(item)
 if name == "NUMBER":
 # increment all numbers!
 node[i] = repr(int(item)+1)

ast = parser.expr("1 + 3")

list = ast.tolist()

dump_and_modify(list)

ast = parser.sequence2ast(list)

print eval(parser.compileast(ast))

eval_input testlist test and_test not_test comparison
expr xor_expr and_expr shift_expr arith_expr term factor
power atom NUMBER 1
PLUS +
term factor power atom NUMBER 3
NEWLINE \
ENDMARKER \
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