PyCon 2011: What would you do with an ast?

Matthew J Desmarais The ast module in the Python (>= 2.6) standard library provides a representation of python code in a python data structure. We'll begin with a discussion about what an abstract syntax tree is and why it's useful. We can then talk about what's available in the ast module, how it works, and how you can use it. This will be a practical session built around examples examining and modifying live ASTs.

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