Coddling Emacs (long)

Bruce Sass bsass at freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
Mon May 28 23:47:30 CEST 2001


On Mon, 28 May 2001, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> The second place where you sometimes need Emacs turds, or more
> appropriately, XEmacs turds, is when you've inadvertently put an open
> parenthesis in column zero inside a triple quoted string:
>
> """This is a docstring
> (a supposedly informational
> string that describes a
> Python thing.)
> This module is useful.
> """
  ^
The above looks ok in xemacs 21.4.1; although the indicated character
is always coloured as a string with multi-line TQS's.

<...>
> I've never had the time to fix XEmacs to make this shortcut
> configurable, but I have asked the XEmacs development team to add such
> a thing.  I haven't checked the latest XEmacs 21.4's to know whether
> this has been fixed or not.

Looks like they fixed it.


- Bruce





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