special editor support for indentation needed.

Andreas Roehler andreas.roehler at online.de
Fri Nov 21 19:19:22 CET 2008

Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> Andreas Roehler wrote:
>> IMO Jeremiah Dodds is right. With all the time spent on this discussion, you
>> could write the needed function in elisp probably. BTW your request seems
>> reasonable. Other python programmers may use it too.
> I tried learning lisp about 15 years ago.  even bought a copy of the little
> lisper.  after a few days, I gave up because there was just too much learning
> curve for the reward.  I know that sounds a touch arrogant but in truth, I'd
> prefer to put my energy into building a better bridge between NaturallySpeaking
> and linux apps.  bigger pay off helping more people.  with reguard to emacs
> changes I hope for and would appreciate it if someone would partner up with me
> and help build these (and other) changes into python mode.  I will also point
> out that if another IDE is better suited, I'm open to that too.

I like Emacs, that's true. However I'm not married with.
If a better tools exists for my purposes, I'll use it.

Until than lets write the code you need in Emacs Lisp, which should not be that difficult.

I use

GNU Emacs 22.1.1 (i586-suse-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.12.0) of 2007-11-24 on dede

with python-mode.el from


AFAIK its the most advanced mode for all Emacsen.

You could give it a try.

Meanwhile I'll reflect a draft addressing your needs.

BTW, what about this stuff?:


>> Anyway you should tell, which python-mode and which Emacs you use if any.
> This is GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
>  of 2008-09-08 on LENNART-69DE564 (patched)
> and I'm using the python mode that came with emacs.  no version number but...
> ;;; python.el --- silly walks for Python  -*- coding: iso-8859-1 -*-
> ;; Copyright (C) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008  Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> ;; Author: Dave Love <fx at gnu.org>
> ;; Maintainer: FSF
> ;; Created: Nov 2003
> ;; Keywords: languages
>> Andreas Röhler

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