[Pythonmac-SIG] NSTableView and NSOutlineView backgrounds
oussoren at cistron.nl
Wed Oct 15 06:35:33 EDT 2003
On 15 okt 2003, at 11:49, Jack Jansen wrote:
>> Along these lines, has anyone ever 'hacked' the python interpreter to
>> do smalltalk like messaging, with segmented names? I've been tempted
>> to try it myself. You wouldn't think it would be that hard. Maybe
>> just an extra stage to convert segmented names to underscored ones,
>> the same way that PyObjC names methods. But I'm no python expert, so
>> I don't know what would be involved.
> I've been thinking about it. And the nice thing is that "[" cannot
> occur as the start symbol for an expression, and I think a NAME after
> expression is also safe, so adding rules like
> atom: '[' test methodarg* ']'
> methodarg: NAME ':' test
> should work...
I'm probably very dense, but isn't '[' the start of a list literal or
list comprehension and therefore a valid start of an expression or
statement?. Using angled brackets might work, but would introduce
<NSPoint pointWithX:x andY:y> # This works fine
<NSBool boolWithValue: x>y> # Oops
Compound brackets might work, e.g. [@NSPoint pointWithX:x andY:y @],
but are pretty ugly.
> But getting Guido to incorporate this into the language is a different
This would be a pretty cool hack, and it would solve the major
aesthetic problem of PyObjC: the ugly method names.
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