Noam Raphael wrote:
I just wanted to add another use case: long messages. Consider those lines from idlelib/run.py:133
msg = "IDLE's subprocess can't connect to %s:%d. This may be due "\ "to your personal firewall configuration. It is safe to "\ "allow this internal connection because no data is visible on "\ "external ports." % address tkMessageBox.showerror("IDLE Subprocess Error", msg, parent=root)
You are missing an important point here: There are intentionally no line breaks in this string; it must be a single line, or else showerror will break it in funny ways. So converting it to a multi-line string would break it, dedent or not.