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Module: core.compilerop

Compiler tools with improved interactive support.

Provides compilation machinery similar to codeop, but with caching support so we can provide interactive tracebacks.

Authors

  • Robert Kern
  • Fernando Perez
  • Thomas Kluyver

1 Class

class IPython.core.compilerop.CachingCompiler

Bases: codeop.Compile

A compiler that caches code compiled from interactive statements.

__init__()
ast_parse(source, filename='<unknown>', symbol='exec')

Parse code to an AST with the current compiler flags active.

Arguments are exactly the same as ast.parse (in the standard library), and are passed to the built-in compile function.

cache(code, number=0)

Make a name for a block of code, and cache the code.

Parameters:
  • code (str) – The Python source code to cache.
  • number (int) – A number which forms part of the code’s name. Used for the execution counter.
Returns:

  • The name of the cached code (as a string). Pass this as the filename
  • argument to compilation, so that tracebacks are correctly hooked up.

compiler_flags

Flags currently active in the compilation process.

reset_compiler_flags()

Reset compiler flags to default state.

2 Functions

IPython.core.compilerop.code_name(code, number=0)

Compute a (probably) unique name for code for caching.

This now expects code to be unicode.

IPython.core.compilerop.check_linecache_ipython(*args)

Call linecache.checkcache() safely protecting our cached values.