[Idle-dev] IDLE suggestions

Brian van den Broek broek at cc.umanitoba.ca
Fri Feb 9 10:42:26 CET 2007

Michael Foord said unto the world upon 02/08/2007 06:46 PM:
> Tal Einat wrote:
>> On 2/8/07, *BBands* <bbands at gmail.com <mailto:bbands at gmail.com>> wrote:


>>     As for paren matching, as of Python 2.5, IDLE 1.2 it is not working as
>>     I would expect on xp. For example, I would expect the pair of
>>     parens/brackets to change color when the cursor hits one. Right now
>>     the first one or two of panen completions get greyed, after that
>>     nothing else happens though ctrl-0 works. If you let me know how it is
>>     intended to work I'll test it and post a field report.
>> Well, sounds like it's working just fine. Currently IDLE doesn't flash 
>> matching parens every time the cursor hits one. I've seen other IDEs 
>> do this, and it is somewhat useful, mostly to catch unbalanced parens 
>> early.
>> I'd like to hear some opinions on this - which behavior is preferred? 
>> Having matching parens highlight whenever the cursor is on one, or 
>> only when typed or Ctrl-<zero> is hit?
> If the coloring is subtle I prefer automatic highlighting.
> It makes it easier when you are stepping through nested expressions to 
> have the parens highlighted automatically...
> Fuzzyman


Brian vdB

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