Re: Re: [code] Proposal: Change to Python/Ruby syntax checking commands

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 19:30:58 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Arnel,

On Tue, 8 Sep 2015, Arnel wrote:

> On 9/8/2015 1:43 AM, Mitchell wrote:
>> Hi Arnel,
>> On Mon, 7 Sep 2015, wrote:
>>> Hi Mitchell,
>>> Attached is a change I would like to propose to the Python syntax
>>> checking command and the Ruby syntax error pattern. This change is
>>> done against revision cd5906e1c812.
>>> I noticed the syntax checking process change did not work for some
>>> reason with Python and Ruby files in the new TA version (v8.2 and the
>>> nightly version).
>>> For Python, I initially tried replacing the single quotation marks
>>> with doubles, which partly fixed the issue, but was giving me errors
>>> with the shebang line. Bringing it back to using the 'py_compile'
>>> module worked fine.
>>> For Ruby, the new pattern was not taking the source filename into
>>> account. So I just added it.
>>> My current workaround is to set the following in my init.lua:
>>> = [[python -m py_compile "%f"]]
>>> = '.+:(%d+):
>>> ([^\r\n]+).-[\r\n]+(%s*)'
>>> I hope the change will be considered.
>> Thanks for your report. Which version of Python were you using? What was
>> the filename? The reason against using py_compile is that Python2 and
>> Python3 report different error messages, whereas Textadept's existing
>> command outputs the same message regardless of version.
> I was using Python 3 (v3.4.3, to be exact).
> I'm sorry - what "filename" are you referring to? If you meant the one for
> Python, on Windows, that would just be "python.exe," same as for Python 2.x.

Sorry for the confusion. The name of the Python source file you were
saving, the one being syntax checked. I thought maybe it had some odd
character in it that was interfering with the quotes in the syntax
checking command.


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