[wingide-users] Indentation bug with 'pass'?

Wing IDE Support support at wingware.com
Wed Mar 30 17:31:51 EST 2005

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Rene Pijlman wrote:
> def a(b):<Enter>
>     pass<Enter>
> The indentation level drops back to that of 'def' and when I
> type Tab, Wing refuses to move the cursor to the indentation
> level of 'pass'.

Indeed, we seem to be treating 'pass' like 'return' and others
that end a block.  Does it really make sense to say 'pass' and
not end a block?

On Wed, 30 Mar 2005, Peter Mott wrote:
> I get the same mildly irritating behaviour with:
> def a(b):
> #Comment
>    return b

We pay attention to comment indent because it's what is wanted
more often than not if entering multi-line comments (otherwise,
Wing would stubbornly auto-indent to the wrong level for each
subsequent comment line).

For the above, I'd recommend using a docstring if the comment
is documentation for the function or indenting the comment if
it describes what a particular block of code in the function 
does.  If there's a compelling reason not to do that, we can
of course consider making this more configurable (but more
configurability is not always a good thing ;-)

Stephan Deibel

Wing IDE for Python
Advancing Software Development


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