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

Thomas Martitz kugel at xxxxx
Thu Sep 1 05:00:14 UTC 2016

Am 01.09.2016 um 05:42 schrieb Lex Trotman:
> On 31 August 2016 at 11:27, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>> With the `LexClang.so` dynamic lexer I made, dynamic lexers seemed not to
>> fit well (too isolated, too many assumptions that it's a simple dumb lexer
>> and not a semantic-based on, etc) . All I really wanted was a way to disable
>> Scintilla's lexer (ie. switch it to `SCLEX_CONTAINER`) without changing the
>> filetype in Geany, and without doing it behind Geany's back from the plugin.
> Agree with Matthew.
> The point of not using the standard Scintilla lexer is to be able to
> add semantic information made available for the language support
> library in the FT-Plugin.
> The major example of this is fixing the current situation where any
> name that is a type in any scope is coloured as a type in every other
> scope, even if the type is not visible there.
> That means that the lexer is intimately tied into the FT-Plugin so it
> likely won't run without the FT-Plugin anyway, so actually including
> it in the plugin and accessing it via the container lexers interface
> looks better than having a separate DLL that won't run by itself
> anyway and then has to be sure its loaded at the right time.

Can this support color schemes and custom keywords (although the latter 
is probably not very important).

I don't know what SCLEX_CONTAINER is.

Best regards

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