[Geany-Devel] [FT-plugins] Proposed "Features"
mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Sep 1 06:27:19 UTC 2016
On 2016-08-31 08:42 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> On 31 August 2016 at 11:27, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>> On 2016-08-30 06:43 AM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
>>> Having our own callback means one more indirection, and changing the
>>> SciLexer to CONTAINER anyway, so I don't see much advantage just now.
>> 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 [...]
I wouldn't even call it "standard" lexer. Though it conforms to the same
C++ interface as a few other modern, well-maintained lexers, AFAIK only
handful of Scintilla's lexers (ex. LexCpp) are actually able to compile
as dynamic libraries.
One of the few useful dynamic lexers I've ever seen is Scintillua and
it actually makes some kind of sense to be a generic dynamic lexer here
since it can proxy for other lexers using a completely different
non-Scintilla mechanisms internally (ie. Lua and PEGs).
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