I need an idea for practise!
rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 05:07:27 CEST 2014
On Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:03:40 PM UTC-5, Chris Angelico wrote:
> [colorizers] might well be able to *utilize* regexps [...]
> but very few modern programming languages can be fully and
> correctly defined within the limits of regexp syntax.
We're not talking about "defining" or "interpreting"
languages Chris, we're simply talking about "colorizers" --
which simply search for lexical patterns and apply *COLOR*
to the resulting matches!
> For instance, how can you recognize and thus colorize
> assignments differently from name references, to
> distinguish between "foo = 1" and "foo == 1"?
First of all, why the heck would want to colorize something
like that? And if your intention is "highlight" cases where a
programmer uses "==" in a condition, then you need to use a
"source code analyzer", like Pylint!
Secondly, as the number of colorizer targets increases, the
effectiveness of colored text decreases -- from a "human
comprehension" perspective that is. For me, only the
following targets need colorizing:
That's it! Anymore color and your code starts to resemble a
Pollock drip painting.
Now, finally, if you cannot write a regexp that matches:
1. One or more alphanumeric chars(or the US) followed by
zero or more spaces followed by two equals chars followed
by zero or more spaces followed by one or more alphanumeric
chars(or the US)
2. One or more alphanumeric_chars(or the US) followed by
zero or more spaces followed by one equals char followed
by zero or more spaces, followed by one or more
alphanumeric chars(or the US)
Then you are either joking or trolling or you need to read
the Python re docs.
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