Francis Herne <m...@flherne.uk> added the comment:
Because this also applies to module-level docstrings, a rather strange effect
that, for example, `ast.parse("'foo'")` is now an empty module.
While the root node is always an instance of `ast.Module`, in practice
`ast.parse()` is often used with smaller fragments of source code that don't
directly correspond to a complete module, and this behaviour makes no sense in
The resulting bug in kdev-python took a while to track down (because I had no
immediate reason to suspect this change), and will be somewhat awkward to
I would prefer that this be reverted; it's likely to break a variety of users
in strange ways.
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