[Python-mode] [Python-3000] Emacs22 python.el support for py3k
barry at python.org
Tue Oct 2 17:33:44 CEST 2007
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On Oct 2, 2007, at 11:28 AM, Adam Hupp wrote:
> On 10/2/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> Just curious -- how do python.el and python-mode.el differ?
> Off the top of my head:
> * python-mode.el did not play well with transient-mark-mode
> (mark-block didn't work). transient-mark-mode highlights the marked
> region and is required for other functions (e.g. comment-dwim).
> * python-mode.el had problems with syntax highlighting in the
> presence of triple quoted strings and in comments. python.el does
> * python.el is supposed to be more consistent with other major modes.
> e.g. M-; for comment.
> * python.el ships with emacs. There are claims that python-mode.el
> was not as well maintained for FSF emacs as XEmacs.
It would be nice if there were only one mode that worked with both
FSF Emacs and XEmacs and merged the best qualities of both modes. I
don't have much time to work on that, and I suspect Skip is pretty
busy too. Adam, if you're interested, willing, and able to help
develop such a merge, python-mode at python.org would be the place to do
I'd certainly be willing to test and I'd try to do a limited amount
of XEmacs compatibility hacking.
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