Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#618 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Minimalistic syntax highlighter?

Reported by: Floyd-ATC Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Syntax Highlighting Version: 0.47
Keywords: Cc:


How about including a minimalistic syntax highlighter that only distinguishes between code, pod and comments? I.e something like this:

  1. First non-blank char is #? It's a comment.
  1. First char is a =? Everything up to =cut is pod.
  1. Everything else is code, including code with trailing # comments

This would be less CPU intensive than the other highlighters, which cause lag and stutter while editing. I know how to tell keywords from strings and variables anyway.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by szabgab

  • Component changed from editor to Syntax Highlighting

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by azawawi

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Have you tried Wx::Scintilla and Padre 0.90+? I think we need to cleanup the old and slow syntax highlighter experiments.

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