not a question, just a fun thing with syntax_tools

Thomas Fee thomas@REDACTED
Thu May 22 02:54:55 CEST 2003

I would not say that it has an "Erlang mode". There is a syntax file for 
Erlang which colorizes the text according to the types of lexical 
entities. It doesn't really understand syntactic entities. Not being 
fully satisfied with the stock syntax file, I have tried experiments in 
improving it. I think you can get nice results...

I think code formatting requires a perceptive mind with a bit of talent 
for aesthetics. No mode is going to provide that.

On a related topic: With a small Vim macro, you can fold Erlang 
functions into an outline which you can then expand and collapse at 
will. Vim does a very nice job of managing folds.


Vance Shipley wrote:

>Just for the record vim (the modern vi) now comes with an Erlang mode.
>	-Vance

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