[Python-Dev] IDLE development

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Tue Sep 13 16:16:36 CEST 2005

Moam writes - 


>More than a year and a half ago, I posted a big patch to IDLE which
>adds support for completion and much better calltips, along with some
>other improvements.

I had also tried to have a little input to the IDLE development process.
Suggesting on the idle-dev list it seemed to me that a trivial patch to the
existing code would provide functionality to allow customization via user-
defined domain-specific syntax highlighting files in a user's home
directory.  So that if one wished one could add appropriate syntax
highlighting for say, Numeric.

I left open the possibility that I was mistaken in my opinion that it was
trivial or necessary or desirable.

I was unable to assess whether the lack of my ability to get a yes, no or
sideways was a result of the fact my suggestion and analysis was absurd, or
something else.  One of the "something else" possibilities was a broken

Still can't assess it.


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