[wingide-users] Source Assistant not as helpful as it could be

Mark Jones mdjones0978-wingide at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 23 15:22:57 MDT 2009

When my code looks like

        grid = wx.FlexGridSizer( 

the source assistant shows __init__ as expected

when I add
        grid = wx.FlexGridSizer( 0
it changes to 
  Symbol: 0
    Actual type: Integer Literal
typing , so that the code looks like
        grid = wx.FlexGridSizer( 0,
restores the help for __init__
and so on, until we close the parens and the code looks like this
        grid = wx.FlexGridSizer( 0, 2, 0, 0 )
at which point the only way to see what __init__ takes as arguments is to move the cursor to the point I can't type, back into the word FlexGridSizer

Slickedit is a little more sane about this in that until I hit a dot, I don't get source help on the thing the cursor is on, I get help on the enclosing parens/function call.

so that the Source Asst info for FlexGridSizer is displayed until I do something like
        grid = wx.FlexGridSizer( x.

In fact, it appears that the source assistant stuff is triggered by the . at all times, meaning I can't get Source Asst help on x without deleting and retyping the .

This behavior is much better than the Wing behavior of not helping me when I need the help.

Mark Jones

--- On Mon, 6/22/09, Wingware Support <support at wingware.com> wrote:

> From: Wingware Support <support at wingware.com>
> Subject: Re: [wingide-users] html code folding
> To: "RommeDeSerieux" <romme at tesall.ru>
> Cc: wingide-users at wingware.com
> Date: Monday, June 22, 2009, 10:13 AM
> RommeDeSerieux wrote:
> > Is it possible to make Wing IDE understand HTML when
> folding the code?
> > The problem is, HTML 4.01 Strict allows me to omit
> closing and/or open
> > tags for some elements, and this confuses Wing: when i
> try to collapse
> > a fold it created, it collapses everything, as if it
> couldn't find the
> > end tag.
> The folding is implemented at a fairly low level (in the
> lexer code that
> is part of the Scintilla code editor widget) so there's no
> way currently
> of adding a deeper understanding for HTML without modifying
> that code.
> I've added this to our list of issues w/ folding.
> Scintilla is open source so you can see the file that's
> responsible for determining folding structure and syntax
> highlighting here:
> http://scintilla.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/scintilla/scintilla/src/LexHTML.cxx?view=log
> (Just in case you have a deep enough understanding of this
> aspect of HTML
> 4.01 Strict to submit a patch ;-)
> -- 
> Stephan Deibel
> Wingware | Python IDE
> Advancing Software Development
> www.wingware.com
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