vim gvim syntax coloring bug with """docstrings"""

Jim Meier jim at
Fri Aug 9 10:56:39 EDT 2002

On Thu, 08 Aug 2002 20:21:45 -0600, Will Stuyvesant wrote:

> """So you want to document things huh?
> When source files get bigger and you put a big docstring at the top
> gvim (and vim) makes a mess of the syntax coloring, making mistakes
> all over the file in what is code and what are comments.  Does anybody
> have a good .vimrc file that does not have this problem?  Or a
> python.vim file that you can just paste into the .vimrc?
> """
> also using ''' instead of """ does not help :-)

Ordinarily this would be when I try to restrain myself from recommending
Emacs - but I can't! Emacs' python mode syntax highlighting has all sorts
of trouble with triple quoted strings. Has anyone got a fix for this, as


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