[Geany-devel] Highlighting setup refactoring?

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Fri Nov 11 23:24:22 UTC 2011

Le 10/11/2011 04:16, Matthew Brush a écrit :
> On 11/08/2011 02:55 PM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
>> [...]
>> Anyway, I'd like your opinion on this, what to improve, what you feel
>> good and bad about.
> Ok, now that I have tried it and hacked it a little, I'd say it's quite
> a bit easier to follow and seems to work well with my minimal testing.
> Just a few comments to make after playing with it a little.
> The first is that it would be better to move the use of filetype lexer
> ids[1] in highlighting.c highlighting_init_styles() and
> highlighting_set_styles() into highlightingmappings.h.  I'm not sure if
> it's possible, but it would make adding filetypes more straightforward
> since you wouldn't need to touch highlighting.c at all anymore.

You mean SCLEX_FOO?  If yes, I did it already .

> The second comment is that use of all those cpp macros makes it a little
> confusing when getting errors/warnings from the compiler.  I guess it's
> unavoidable, but I thought I'd mention it since it caused me a little
> trouble :)

Yeah I know, it's the one thing I though some maybe wouldn't like.  I
just dropped one no more useful macro indirection, so it's a *little*
better, but will still be cryptic if one sets lexer_FOO to

The question is: is the improvement worth the magic macro?  I think yes,
but I want(ed) you opinion.

> The third comment is just a reminder[2] to update the HACKING file for
> the information about adding filetypes.

Yeah I know, will do :)

So, is anybody against me merging it after making the last few
adjustments (like doc update)?

Another question is whether I should keep the highlightingmappings.h
file as-is, or rename it (to what?)/merge it back in highlighting.c?


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