|author||Natalie Weizenbaum <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Mon Jan 28 19:01:23 2019 -0500|
|committer||GitHub <email@example.com>||Mon Jan 28 19:01:23 2019 -0500|
Drop special support for point spans at the end of files (#31) Drop special support for point spans at the end of files This broke point spans at the beginning of lines elsewhere in the file. Unfortunately, there's no way to disambiguate these currently. SourceSpanWithContext doesn't have any information about where the span appears in the context, so for point spans at column 0, it could be at the beginning of the line or after the trailing newline. We should eventually add something like SourceSpanWithContext.indexInContext, but that'll require a breaking release, since downstream users implement FileSpan as an interface.
source_span is a library for tracking locations in source code. It's designed to provide a standard representation for source code locations and spans so that disparate packages can easily pass them among one another, and to make it easy to generate human-friendly messages associated with a given piece of code.
The most commonly-used class is the package's namesake,
SourceSpan. It represents a span of characters in some source file, and is often attached to an object that has been parsed to indicate where it was parsed from. It provides access to the text of the span via
SourceSpan.text and can be used to produce human-friendly messages using
When parsing code from a file,
SourceFile is useful. Not only does it provide an efficient means of computing line and column numbers,
SourceFile.span() returns special
FileSpans that are able to provide more context for their error messages.