[wingide-users] Syntax highlighting for builtins?
mdriscoll at co.marshall.ia.us
Mon Jul 14 11:25:55 MDT 2008
Michael Foord wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">Wingware
> Support wrote:
>> Mike Driscoll wrote:
>>> Are there any plans to add support for builtins then? Or is there a
>>> plug-in that does this that some clever individual has created? I've
>>> noticed this with other Python IDE's too and wondered why IDLE seems
>>> to be the only popular one that includes builtin hightlighting. I
>>> can't be the only one who cares about accidentally shadowing a builtin.
>> It's not been requested before, as far as I know, so isn't in our
>> plans yet.
>> If you do shadow a builtin, it really doesn't matter unless you need
>> to use the
>> builtin in the same scope. In that case it's probably fairly obvious
>> going on. For example, you could goto-definition on the name and
>> Wing would
>> go to your shadow's point of definition.
> It isn't always obvious and it is an issue I have seen others encounter.
> Consider the following code inside the body of a method.
> for i in range(x):
> .... more code
> range = GetRange()
> When executed, the *first* use of range blows up with an
> 'UnboundLocalError', since range is now an unbound local variable rather
> than a builtin. As the exception doesn't occur at the point of the
> problem it can be confusing if you don't know what is going on.
> FWIW, detecting builtin shadowing is one of the things we use PyLint for.
> Michael Foord
Thanks for that. This is similar to what I've seen on c.l.py from time
to time, which is why I was hoping that Wingware had builtins
highlighted too. I showed the Wingware IDE to my boss and he thinks it
looks good too, but has reservations about buying it for himself because
of the lack of builtin highlighting.
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