[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
>> 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...
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