[Geany-devel] Custom Filetypes

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Sat Oct 17 11:37:08 UTC 2009

On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 16:30:12 +1100
Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Generally, I'd say either we make the filetype system more flexible
> > what Nick has already begun (wow!)
> @Nick, you replied previously that you didn't expect to implement a
> fully extendible filetype system (except as a dream :-) but how far
> are you planning to go?  For example using an existing lexer/tag
> parser so no programming is needed, could it make enough of a separate
> filetype to do the things I've listed above?

I think using an existing lexer (even with separate custom-FT styles)
and using an existing tag parser seems fairly straightforward to
implement, I might look at it soon.

Perhaps other things can be implemented gradually, but only if it makes
sense for the codebase - I don't think that we should add a lot of code
to support anything. But adding a little/replacing existing code to be
more flexible seems OK IMO.


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