[Geany-Devel] [FT-plugins] Proposed "Features"

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Tue Aug 30 13:43:01 UTC 2016

Le 29/08/2016 à 05:14, Matthew Brush a écrit :
> […]
> Syntax Highlighting
> -------------------
> Most likely using an API based on/similar to Scintilla's "container
> lexers".
> At the minimum, it could have a callback something like:
>     gboolean (*highlight)(GeanyPlugin*, GeanyDocument*,
>         guint start_pos, guint end_pos, gpointer user_data);
> As with Scintilla's "container lexer", it would just tell the provider
> what and where to highlight. It might be pointless providing `end_pos`
> it could probably just highlight a whole line at time (maybe like
> Scintilla's 'style-needed' notification).

I'm really not sure it's a good idea to go the custom callback way.
IMO, we should first try and see how easy it'd be with plugins providing
their own full-blown Scintilla lexer library that we just add and use.

Having our own callback means one more indirection, and changing the
SciLexer to CONTAINER anyway, so I don't see much advantage just now.

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