[Python-Dev] Better SyntaxError messages
Wed, 5 Jul 2000 15:36:37 +0200 (CEST)
Michael Hudson wrote:
> > Here's another suggestion:
> > "expected indent" -> "missing expected indentation"
> +0 - doesn't really change much does it?
It's slightly more explicit.
> > "expected dedent" -> "missing expected closing indentation"
> Eugh. How about "expected decrease in indentation"? Though I think
> dedent (or mabye outdent) is pretty obvious in context.
I like your correction.
The problem is that "dedent" is very context-specific and it would be
better if this term is avoided for user-messages, because they generally
pop up out of context (i.e. when your head is in another context, so
the context switch is painful).
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