interpreter use... help?

CCLittle nospam at ihatespam.com
Mon Aug 6 09:04:06 CEST 2001


Hot Dog that work! Thanks.

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"Paul Sidorsky" <paulsid at home.com> wrote in message
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> CCLittle wrote:
>
> > Here is what I do:
> >
> > >>> try:
> >            action1()
> >            except TypeError:
> >
> > SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> > >>>
> >
> > The except part is highlighted.
> > I just can't make the except go one indentation level lower even by
pressing
> > the backspace!
> > Short of putting everything inside a module and importing, is there a
way
> > around this?
>
> This works for me in IDLE under WinME:
>
> > Python 2.1 (#15, Apr 16 2001, 18:25:49) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
> > Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> > IDLE 0.8 -- press F1 for help
> > >>> exc = 0
> > >>> try:
> >         item = lst[1]
> > except:
> >         exc = 1
> >
> >
> > >>> exc
> > 1
>
> The only formatting I had to do was to press backspace once on the except
line
> which put the cursor in the first column.
>
> Notice that the try and except don't line up visually.  I guess the trick
is to
> mentally snip out the ">>><space>" part.
>
> I tried in the plain command line interpreter, too.  There you have to do
the
> tabbing yourself, but you get the "..." prompt so the code does line up.
>
> --
> ======================================================================
> Paul Sidorsky                                          Calgary, Canada
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>





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