[wingide-users] Better Mako support: help?

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Mon Sep 30 13:53:13 MDT 2013

Matt Feifarek wrote:
> I'm using Wing5 beta, and enjoying it so far. I've been a long-time 
> customer of Wing; since at least 2005, and I'm happy to see continuous 
> momentum in my favorite python IDE.
> I use Mako templates, and find Wing's support for this to be rather 
> atrocious.
> I realize that it might be a hard problem, since a single mako file 
> will happily contain HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Python. I'm not 
> expecting debugging support, or even click-to-symbol, but can I at 
> least ask for passable syntax highlighting?
> Where mako files jump from one syntax to another is pretty obviously 
> delineated, but wing seems to miss often/always. It doesn't even know 
> comment syntax, and likes to highlight keywords in my comments in 
> <style> declarations in html; this actually is WORSE than no syntax 
> highlighting at all.
> I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to make this work a little better.
> Thanks for Wing; I hope this doesn't sound to b!tchy. I want badly to 
> stay in one editor, and not have to bounce-out to a dumb editor for 
> css/mako/html.

Can you send some example templates that fail to syntax correctly to 
support at wingware.com?  They should work in general but the Mako lexer 
support in Scintilla (or possibly our integration of it) may be buggy.



Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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