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Snippets - comments and @

asked 2020-07-03 15:28:32 -0500

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updated 2020-07-03 15:46:23 -0500

  1. I've just (re-)started using Wing snippets and I wondered whether it was possible to add a comment (not to be passed on) in the snippet file to provide extra information if a snippet was edited so time later.

  2. I don't understand the working of the '@' prefix. Is there an example snippet that uses it ?

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answered 2020-07-03 15:46:01 -0500

There isn't a comment syntax for snippets. It looks like @ is used in the 'def' snippet for 'module' context for Python. I think it would only make sense if you set up a variable that is filled from an environment variable. Then it causes the value that is auto-entered to wrap, as you'ld want for a docstring. Some of the snippet syntax predates implementation of filling in the values inline, and @ was probably more relevant before that change, a very long time ago now!

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