[Python-mode] more speech driven how twos

Andreas Röhler andreas.roehler at online.de
Sun Jun 19 20:40:26 CEST 2011

Am 19.06.2011 20:21, schrieb Eric S. Johansson:
> On 6/19/2011 2:00 PM, Andreas Röhler wrote:
>> Inside the python-mode archiv exists a pars-part-output.el
>> it provides a function called parse-partial-sexp-iac
>> which displays the output of parse-partial-sexp together with its
>> explanation
> er. I need a bit more of an example than that :-)
> I tried running it. that documentation made some sense but I really need
> to see an example of what it does.

it reports the syntactic state of the code position. Returns a list. 
Below an explanation of it's elements and what they contain. car of this 
list is a number indicating the nesting, and so on:

  0. depth in parens.
  1. character address of start of innermost containing list; nil if none.
  2. character address of start of last complete sexp terminated.
  3. non-nil if inside a string.
     (it is the character that will terminate the string,
      or t if the string should be terminated by a generic string 
  4. nil if outside a comment, t if inside a non-nestable comment,
     else an integer (the current comment nesting).
  5. t if following a quote character.
  6. the minimum paren-depth encountered during this scan.
  7. style of comment, if any.
  8. character address of start of comment or string; nil if not in one.

BTW XEmacs implementation is slightly different.

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