[PYTHON DOC-SIG] Re: Q: Structured Text markup doesn't span lines

Jim Fulton jim.fulton@digicool.com
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 11:24:16 -0500

Paul Everitt wrote:
> If I start emphasis with a * and end it several lines later, it doesn't
> get translated.  Even worse:
>    Example Text -- Say this is some glossary-type list that is
>                    fairly heavily indented.  This can cause *strange
>                    things* to happen when you M-q to re-fill.
> In the above, strange things is not in italics after StructuredText is
> run.  It is hard to control the break if you have more than one word in
> italics, as M-q may put a break in for you.

Hm.  This limitation was intentional.  At the time I implemented this, I
didn't trust the rule for recognizing character tabs to span multiple
lines.  It would probably be safe to extend the search to the entire
paragraph, however.


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