[Tutor] Is there python editor or plugin for a python editor for curly brackets around code blocks?

xbmuncher xboxmuncher at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 05:06:28 CEST 2008

I'll check out your links. But in response to some of the things said:
I'm a fan of indentation, a replacement of indentation with curly braces is
not what I was aiming for. If I could have it my way, I'd have indentation
and curly braces. I don't want to change official python syntax either.. I
just want to be able to easily do it myself.

The big problem I had that I didn't explain well enough when I said
"visually" is that it is visually hard to tell when code blocks end when
other code blocks and statements begin immediately after them. With curly
braces you can easily visualize when looking at a lot of code where the code
block ends. The best thing you can do in python currently is to put an empty
line in between the last line of a code block and the following code, so you
can better visualize the end of the code block.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:23 AM, Chris Fuller <cfuller084 at thinkingplanet.net
> wrote:

> Some clarifications w.r.t. indentation and Python:
> http://www.secnetix.de/olli/Python/block_indentation.hawk
> It's just a joke, really:
> http://timhatch.com/projects/pybraces/
> Turnabout is fair play!
> http://blog.micropledge.com/2007/09/nobraces/
> Also, pindent.py in the Tools/scripts directory of your Python distribution
> will produce correctly indented scripts if the blocks are designated with
> a "#end" line.
> But seriously, you don't want to go creating a separate class of source
> file.
> It'll be harder for you and the other programmers to context switch when
> working with code that uses the standard style, will confuse others who
> won't
> know what to do with your code, adds overhead to the compiling, will break
> when somebody tries to run it under the standard environment, could clutter
> up your development directories, depending on the implementation, etc.
> Here's a thread from 1999 on the Python mailing list that discusses the
> issue:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/1999-June/004450.html
> There's another script towards the end that might even do what you want,
> but
> you might want to read what they have to say first :)
> Cheers
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