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bug #61694: [Wish] let the Python syntax decolorize stuff between braces in f-strings

Submitter:  Joshua <joshix>
Submitted:  Fri 17 Dec 2021 10:09:59 PM UTC
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  Wont Fix
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed

Wed 05 Jan 2022 03:04:47 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Can't fix.  Decolorizing anything between braces would also decolorize the elements of a dictionary.  Now, maybe dictionaries aren't used very often, but the people that do would be quite miffed if we started to decolorize all their elements.

The extended regular expressions that nano uses do not know lookbehind nor lookahead, so there is no way to determine whether a pair of braces is inside a string or not, so there is no way to distinguish between dictionaries and the braces in a formatted string literal.  If you think this selective decoloring is possible, provide a patch.


Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Thu 23 Dec 2021 01:32:59 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Provide a patch.  And add in the commit message a URL to the documentation section that explains f-strings.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Fri 17 Dec 2021 10:09:59 PM UTC, original submission:  

Nano currently doesn't support syntax highlighting for f-strings in python.
Example f string: f"Date: {datetime.datetime.now():%y-%m-%d}"

Joshua <joshix>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-01-20 bens Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2022-01-05 bens StatusNone Wont Fix
        Summary[Wish] add support for f-strings in Python syntax [Wish] let the Python syntax decolorize stuff between braces in f-strings
    2021-12-23 bens Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        SummaryPython syntax highlighting add support for f-strings [Wish] add support for f-strings in Python syntax
    2021-12-17 joshix Attached File- Added 2021-12-17_23-08.png, #52523

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