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Author gert
Recipients cvrebert, gert, ggenellina, taleinat, terry.reedy
Date 2010-08-01.23:11:32
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On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Terry J. Reedy <> wrote:
> Terry J. Reedy <> added the comment:
> There are, perhaps 3 main issues with new features;
> 1. What is the specific proposal?
> In particular, where should the new menu entry go and what should it say.

edit -> syntax highlight

> 2. Will it hurt anything?


> 3. Will it be useful.


> As to these, I suggest you try your own experiment. Rename x.html to and pull into the editor.
> Doing that with controlflow.html shows that this appears to be harmless. For this file, it is also useless:

In this case useless it is. But try imagining some more <pre></pre>
friendly html. Would it not be asome if you could craft a file that
opens with your browser to see what it does before you run it with

> a. My WinXP32 3.1.2 IDLE edit window does not have a horizontal scroll bar. It does not need one for <80 char lines. It also does not do autowrap, as that would be fatal for code. However, this file has some lines with a few hundred chars and there is no easy way to read them.

I can live with arrow keys

> b. The html for Python code is not always what you see in a browser. Here is one line from your example: "<span class="k">print</span> <span class="n">x</span><span class="p">,</span> <span class="nb">len</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="n">x</span><span class="p">)</span>" (no wrapping in the original).
> I think Tal's case of .py-less Python files is a reason to add a menu entry, and let the user beware with anything else.

Not a warning message please. Just put it off by default on non py
files, like it currently does. Hilighting is harmless and does not
change the contents of the file.
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