GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Summer of Code 2010 Gentoo Foundation

Bash Programmatic and AST access

by Nathan E for Gentoo Foundation

Currently, programs like Portage or Repoman must rely either on ugly hacks or slow methods (regular expressions for parsing) to access Bash functionality. A library that allowed access to bash through both method calls and ASTs instead of the current hacks and regular expressions would improve the efficiency and neatness of current programs.