Author smarnach
Recipients benjamin.peterson, petri.lehtinen, pitrou, smarnach
Date 2011-11-03.17:34:47
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Getting the general case right seems a bit too difficult.  Examples like

    [execfile(n) for n in names if condition(n)]

    execfile(execfile(n1) or n2)

    try: 1 / 0
    except execfile(n) or ZeroDivisionError: pass

would require rather complex transformations to get exactly matching behaviour, and obviously we don't want to explode the fixer code to support such nonsense.

I think it is enough to cover the case of an execfile() call that forms a statement of its own.  Browsing through the first ten pages of a Google code search for "execfile" didn't reveal any other uses, except for a few that aren't covered by the current version of the fixer either. [1]

I'd suggest to simply throw a "could not convert" warning for any other uses of execfile().  Opinions?

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