[Geany-devel] COBOL syntax highlighting and filetype support

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Tue Sep 15 01:26:29 UTC 2009

Hi Seth,

Since you top posted I've lost the thread.

 Have you submitted a patch that successfully integrates either your
own or the scintilla lexer into geany? Including the filetype code & a
filetypes.??? file (what is the extension for cobol?)


2009/9/15 Seth Keiper <erstazi at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Nick Treleaven
> <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:57:11 -0400
>> Seth Keiper <erstazi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Have you seen the HACKING file?
>>> >
>>> Yes, this is where I got the info to add the COBOL lexr
>> OK, it mentions about checking the Scintilla project first, but after
>> several recent patches I just added a clearer warning.
> Thanks, I really just want to contribute back as much as I am possible.
>>> > A few points:
>>> > We use an unmodified version of Scintilla - any changes to the COBOL
>>> > lexer should be passed to Scintilla before we apply them. Using the C
>>> > lexer style constants also means we don't have to update and maintain
>>> > the cobol copies in editor.c.
>>> >
>>> I will submit this new lexer to the Scintilla project after the
>>> changes are made.
>> I wasn't clear; there's already a COBOL scintilla lexer - so I think
>> the Scintilla maintainer would only accept a patch to improve the
>> existing one.
> Awesome, I see this in scintzilla 2.01. what needs to happen to get this merged?
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