[Tutor] IDLE shell indentation?

boB Stepp robertvstepp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 05:23:41 CEST 2012

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 9:46 PM, eryksun <eryksun at gmail.com> wrote:

> You're right that the alignment changed because of the font rendering
> of the tab character. In Firefox I use the following to get a
> monospace font in Gmail:
> http://userstyles.org/styles/15618/gmail-monospace-font-for-body-messages-textarea

It did not occur to me to search outside of the gmail/chrome help as I
felt sure that monospace capability had to be built-in! Thanks for
pointing me elsewhere. Now all is swell.

> As to your main question, I use exec:
>     >>> zero, phrase = '', 'spam'
>     >>> exec('''
>     if zero:
>         print(zero)
>     else:
>         print(phrase)
>     ''')
>     spam

This does keep the alignment I desire; however, IDLE shell's
autoindent feature goes away inside the exec function. Further, my
tab, which is set to 4 spaces, becomes 8 spaces at the indent;
apparently the tab takes effect after where ">>> " would normally
occur. Of course I can just manually type the four spaces. Alas!
Perfection here is apparently unattainable! ~(:>))


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