[New-bugs-announce] [issue2822] Quote-type recognition bug [badly fixed last time]
report at bugs.python.org
Sun May 11 21:17:19 CEST 2008
New submission from Chester <wxpythoner at gmail.com>:
I have a suggestion that would make the
http://svn.python.org/view?rev=63068&view=rev look ever more clear. It
would be better to have this kind of error messages:
expect = "End of line while scanning string (<string>, line 1)"
expect "End of f... while scanning multi-line string (<string>, line 1)"
These messages really need to be clear, so putting EOF for example
(which I really don't know what it stands for) is really mind-bending.
But if changing EOL and EOF to their actual meaning would cause some
problems, then this look nice as well:
expect = "EOL while scanning string (<string>, line 1)"
expect "EOF while scanning multi-line string (<string>, line 1)"
The first two proposals look more readable because I think that many
people don't know what EOF stands for (they can guess for EOL though,
but EOF is just mind-bending and wild guessing). I Googled and found no
answer, so I actually don't know what that error message is saying to me.
Also, it would be good, however, to remove the 'triple-quoted string
literal' and name that simply as 'multi-line string'. Simple is better
than complex. :)
Mister Rossum, please give a go on that. I kindly ask you to choose from
the above two options. Your proposal on that was made, yes... but I find
the 'multi-line string' even better than 'triple-quoted string literal'.
I would love to provide a patch but I don't know how it's made.
nosy: chester, gvanrossum
title: Quote-type recognition bug [badly fixed last time]
versions: 3rd party, Python 2.1.1, Python 2.1.2, Python 2.2, Python 2.2.1, Python 2.2.2, Python 2.2.3, Python 2.3, Python 2.4, Python 2.5, Python 2.6, Python 3.0
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