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pycscope 1.0

Generates a cscope index of Python source trees

Latest Version: 1.2.1

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PyCscope
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:Copyright: Copyright 2012 Peter Portante.  See LICENSE for details.
:Author: Peter Portante
:Release: 1.0
:Date: 2012/09/20

Purpose
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A python script to generate a cscope index from a Python source
tree.  `pycscope` uses Python's own parser and (C)oncrete (S)yntax
(T)ree to generate the index, so it is a bit more accurate than
plain cscope.


Usage
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::

    pycscope.py [-D] [-R] [-S] [-V] [-t cnt] [-f reffile] [-i srclistfile] [files ...]
    -D              Dump the (C)oncrete (S)yntax (T)ree generated by the parser for each file
    -R              Recurse directories for files
    -S              Interpret simple strings as symbols
    -V              Print version and exit
    -t              Use 'cnt' threads (defaults to 1)
    -f reffile      Use 'reffile' as cross-ref file name instead of 'cscope.out'
    -i srclistfile  Use the contents of 'srclistfile' as the list of source files to scan


License
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Copyright 2012 Peter Portante

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of version 2 of the GNU General
Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
License along with this program; if not, write to the Free
Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
Boston, MA  02110-1301, USA


Install
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PyCscope uses Python's distutils package for installation.
Use the following command to install this package::

    % python setup.py install


Features
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PyCscope has the following features:

    - Supports both Python 2.7 and Python 3
    - Command line interface
    - Output can be used by the `CscopeFinder` plugin for jEdit
    - Marks for all files ending in `.py`
    - Marks for all `class` definitions
    - Marks for all defined functions
    - Marks for function calls (algorithm is not perfect)
    - Marks for end-of-function (no search uses this mark yet)
    - Marks for imported modules (use the search for #include)
    - Marks for symbol assignment

A *mark* is an indicator to the cscope utility that something
of interest follows.


History
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pycscope 0.3a and later are written and copyright Peter Portante.
pycscope 0.1 - 0.3 were originally written and copyright Dean Hall.


Status
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It works well enough to generate an index file that can be used
by the `CscopeFinder` plugin for jEdit.  Other editors are not tested.


Release Notes
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This is PyCscope release 1.0

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Date        Release   Trac    Changes
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2012/09/20  1.0       N/A     Call it 1.0; update to use setuptools; drop .py from
                              installed script name; transition authorship from
                              Dean Hall to Peter Portante.
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2012/09/19  0.3e-pajp N/A     Fix issues #7 and #8: we now properly handle symbols
                              closest to the assignment itself (rather than the
                              first one), and replace the crazy comma counting
                              method with a more stable pattern recognition method
                              that explicitly records which tuples should receive
                              the assignment mark; fixed handling of import state-
                              ments of the form, "from . import moda"
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2012/09/18  0.3d-pajp N/A     Implement debugging help from Issue #9: dumpCst now
                              works on subtrees of tuples, not just lists.
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2012/09/17  0.3c-pajp N/A     First pass fix of Issue #6 removing errant assertion
                              thus allowing symbol assignment marking to work as
                              coded (if not correctly, see Issue #7).
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2012/09/11  0.3b-pajp N/A     Include changes from fspeech to get it working for
                              Python 3; add proper support for yield expression
                              following an augmented assignment; added support
                              for filename and line numbers when assertions fire;
                              fixed handling of commas on the left hand side of
                              assignment statements; gracefully handle errors
                              opening files.
                              GitHub issues: #5
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2012/04/29  0.3a-pajp N/A     (NOTE: Failed to update version!)
                              Fix handling of DOS style line endings.
                              GitHub issues: #4
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2012/04/13  0.3a-pajp N/A     (NOTE: Failed to update version!)
                              Fix handling of function definition decorators
                              GitHub issues: #2, #3
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2012/03/11  0.3a-pajp N/A     (NOTE: Failed to update version!)
                              Change references from abstract syntax tree to
                              concrete syntax tree; fix handling of trailing
                              commas.
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2012/03/05  0.3a-pajp N/A     Updated changes to support symbol assignment,
                              enhance unit test coverage, prepare code for PyCon
                              poster session.
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2007/12/25  0.3       N/A     Included changes submitted by K. Rader of Google:
                              - Added the `-i` argument to specify a file-list
                                file
                              - Fixups to the header and footer to make a valid
                                file that cscope can read
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2006/08/12  0.2       #33     Create 0.2 release.

                      #34     Change all "pyscope" to "pycscope"

                      #29     Make error reports less vague.

                      #23     Create distutils files.

                      #20     Create unit tests.

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2006/08/02  0.1       None    Released to interested party by
                              email.

                      #19     Observe newlines even without
                              NEWLINE token.

                      #18     Newlines before MARK_FILE causes
                              exception.

                      #16     Work on "." default directory.

                      #10     Exception: TypeError in format.

                       #8     Class mark is incorrect.

                       #6     Create project space.
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