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Title: IDLE mis-coloring "print"
Type: behavior Stage: needs patch
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 2.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: terry.reedy Nosy List: python-dev, rhettinger, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2014-03-22 23:28 by rhettinger, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (4)
msg214522 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-03-22 23:28
Sometimes, IDLE displays "print" in orange, identifying it as a keyword and sometimes "print" is displayed in "purple" identifying it as a built-in function.

>>> print 'hello'          # This print is orange

>>> for i in range(1):
	print ('hello')    # This print is purple

msg215120 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-03-29 07:31
start with no indent: orange
add any indent: turns purple
delete indent: back to orange
same in edit window
change does not happen with other keywords (or 3.x)

The underlying cause is that 'print' is both in keyword.kwlist and in module __builtin__ (for use when the print_function future import suppresses recognition of print as keyword). Hence it is in both the partial regexes that get concatenated together at the top of and used with .match on lines 201 and 232.

The proximal cause is that .match in recolorize_main, 201, 232 gives different answers without or with a leading space.

import keyword
import __builtin__
import re

def any(name, alternates):
    "Return a named group pattern matching list of alternates."
    return "(?P<%s>" % name + "|".join(alternates) + ")"

kw = r"\b" + any("KEYWORD", keyword.kwlist) + r"\b"
builtinlist = [str(name) for name in dir(__builtin__)]
builtin = r"([^.'\"\\#]\b|^)" + any("BUILTIN", builtinlist) + r"\b"

prog = re.compile(kw + "|" + builtin , re.S)
print(prog.match(' print').groupdict().items())
[('BUILTIN', None), ('KEYWORD', 'print')]
[('BUILTIN', 'print'), ('KEYWORD', None)]

The prefix [^.'\"\\#] added to builtin but not kw matches a space. Removing 'print' from builtinlist prevents it from matching as a builtin. I think this is the right thing to do since Idle cannot know how 'print' will be interpreted, so should use the keyword default. 


I am not going to write a test for this.
msg215162 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2014-03-30 04:01
New changeset 6f87f50ecab7 by Raymond Hettinger in branch '2.7':
Issue #21029: IDLE now colors print consistently as a keyword.
msg215163 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-03-30 04:02
Thanks Terry.  Your solution works perfectly.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:00adminsetgithub: 65228
2014-03-30 04:02:49rhettingersetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg215163
2014-03-30 04:01:57python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
messages: + msg215162
2014-03-29 07:31:37terry.reedysetnosy: + terry.reedy
messages: + msg215120

assignee: terry.reedy
keywords: + patch
stage: needs patch
2014-03-22 23:28:49rhettingercreate