SPUG: double curlies [was RE: One Python users' view of Perl]

Bill Campbell bill at celestial.com
Thu Jun 14 22:48:18 PDT 2007

On Thu, Jun 14, 2007, Michael R. Wolf wrote:
>> if test -d /directory; then #{{
>>     # do something
>> else #}{
>>     # do something else
>> fi #}}
>Clever use of double curlies!!  It makes great sense from the end of an else
>clause to go back to the beginning of the block or the controlling if.  Neat

Where it really is effective is when dealing with large numbers
of elifs or try/except with many different exceptions.

In python:

try: #{{
    commands here
except someexception: #{
except anotherexceptin: #{

I have code that handles very low-level keyboard input which
traps exceptions for various function keys (pretty much any
non-ascii input is an exception).

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