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Pysmell revived

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I finally started to do some work on the Python code tool pysmell. The current status is that almost all tests pass with the compliant ast module over the deprecated compiler.[ref] Only part that still needs work is the parts that ask for details at a line-number to get the current context.

Hopefully this tool will come to a lot of use for people writing plugins for code completion and other tools making use of the current context. Also the new parser will hopefully be easy to port for Python 3 (haven’t checked yet), which would give a clear and precise tool to use for future Python development too.

Currently the project ┬áis getting closer to what is intended of improvements, and hopefully I’ll call it ready for an release of some kind. Next steps is to pass the missing tests and then a major cleanup of the new “coderfinder” (which still contains legacy code).

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