[Python-mode] Re: [Python-Dev] Questions about '@' in pep 318

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Aug 6 01:54:53 CEST 2004

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On Thu, 2004-08-05 at 18:58, Neil Hodgson wrote:

>    I've been looking at how complex decorators can get and wondered what you
> are actually highlighting as a decorator. Just the '@deco'? The line that
> starts with '@' or a whole expression.

It's damn simple: on a line where the first non-whitespace character
(specifically, not space or tab) is an '@', then everything from there
to the end of the line.

It's more difficult to specify multi-line font-lock regular expressions
in X/Emacs, and at least XEmacs has a hard time font-locking multiple
lines on the fly, so I don't intend to figure that out.  Patches are
welcome if they work on both Emacs and XEmacs.


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