[IPython-dev] Ace versus CodeMirror

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 13:49:02 EST 2012

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Jason Grout
<jason-sage at creativetrax.com> wrote:
> On 1/23/12 6:33 AM, Jason Grout wrote:
>> Also, CodeMirror technically can actually apply a rst mode
>> (http://codemirror.net/mode/rst/index.html) just inside of docstrings,
>> though I don't know if the mode overlay is written yet.  That would be
>> cool, though.  I looked into writing it a long time ago, but haven't yet
>> and likely won't have time in the near future.
> See the HTML mixed mode at
> http://codemirror.net/mode/htmlmixed/index.html or
> http://codemirror.net/demo/mustache.html for an example of this.
> Basically, you just have to have the python parser have a special state
> or docstrings, and then apply the rst mode in that state.  Or something
> like that.  See the last three paragraphs of
> http://codemirror.net/doc/manual.html.

Great pointer, I was not aware of the mode overlays.  Worth looking
into for sure.

> Jason
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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