[Geany-devel] YAML syntax highlighting support

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Wed Nov 26 08:27:49 UTC 2008

Hi ;) 

On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 11:53:28 +0400
"Walery Studennikov" <despairr at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2008/11/24 Walery Studennikov <despairr at gmail.com>:
> > 2008/11/23 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:
> >> Should we add YAML to Geany?
> >> I'm not sure whether it is widely used and so whether it's reasonable
> >> to add yet another filetype for it.
> >
> > I'm working in web-programming world, where text-based serialization formats
> > are used widely.
> >
> > And the three pillars of base text formats are: XML, JSON and YAML.
> > The meaning and significance of last two formats are growing.
> >
> > If we support XML in geany, why we do not support other two of those
> > pillars: JSON and YAML? ;)
> > JSON is mostly: "machine-writeable", but YAML files are very often
> > "human-writeable" and it is important to have convenient editor for
> > them.
> >
> > And I'm sure thet geany is convenient (and should be convenient) not
> > only for "low-level" languages and "low-level" applications, but also
> > for scripting languages and scripting languages text-based world. For
> > example I use geany for working with large Perl-based project with
> > heavy usage of JSON and YAML.
> So, when we should we add YAML support to Geany? ;)

Thanks for your patch. I guess Enrico will have a look onto it as soon
as he is back online again. He currently got some issues with his local

Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de>
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