not a question, just a fun thing with syntax_tools
Thu May 22 08:11:42 CEST 2003
Since we're on the subject, has anyone come across SciTE from
http://scintilla.org/SciTE.html ? It doesn't have an Erlang lexer
out-of-the-box, but I've been working on two versions. Both have syntax
highlighting, one has folding based on indentation depth, the other
folds on (limited) syntax parsing. They're both a bit green, but I use
SciTE almost exclusively and it suits me. The source will compile for
M$-Windows as well as *NIX, and the editor has a pleasant GUI and tool
I'm planning to feed back my work into the SciTE project so that Erlang
becomes one of the many languages it supports. But before I do, is
anyone interested in giving it a spin and offering some criticism?
Thomas Fee wrote:
> 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.
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