[Python-Dev] str.dedent

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Nov 18 23:13:25 CET 2005

Noam Raphael wrote:
> I just wanted to add another use case: long messages. Consider those
> lines from idlelib/run.py:133
>         msg = "IDLE's subprocess can't connect to %s:%d.  This may be due "\
>               "to your personal firewall configuration.  It is safe to "\
>               "allow this internal connection because no data is visible on "\
>               "external ports." % address
>         tkMessageBox.showerror("IDLE Subprocess Error", msg, parent=root)

You are missing an important point here: There are intentionally no line
breaks in this string; it must be a single line, or else showerror will
break it in funny ways. So converting it to a multi-line string would
break it, dedent or not.


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