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Title: IDLE line wrapping
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: IDLE Versions:
Status: closed Resolution: rejected
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: kbk Nosy List: kbk, rebertc, rhettinger
Priority: low Keywords:

Created on 2005-02-17 04:56 by rebertc, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg54392 - (view) Author: C. Rebert (rebertc) Date: 2005-02-17 04:56
As IDLE is the 'official' python editor and PEP 8
(Style Guide PEP) suggests that coders wrap lines at 79
characters, I propose that IDLE should assist this
practice by highlighting lines or parts of lines longer
than 79 chacacters, or something similar. It is
suggested that this be a pref toggleable in the
"Configure IDLE" window and be turned on by default to
encourage good coding practices.
msg54393 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2005-02-20 10:53
Logged In: YES 

I would find this to be an annoyance.
Passing to Kurt for pronouncement.
msg54394 - (view) Author: Kurt B. Kaiser (kbk) * (Python committer) Date: 2005-02-20 16:00
Logged In: YES 

I'd agree with Raymond.  Three things have been done to help
with this: first, the default window width is set at 80 char.
Second, there is a column number indicator in the lower right,
it's easy to keep an eye on it when you're typing a long line.
Finally, there is a paragraph formatting feature which will
re-wrap comments and doc strings to a configurable width.

Now if Sourceforge could just do something clever to fix the
farging line wrap in these comment windows....
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:09adminsetgithub: 41588
2005-02-17 04:56:32rebertccreate