[Geany-Users] Lisp improvements

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Thu Mar 19 22:19:32 UTC 2015

On 20 March 2015 at 08:03, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> On 15-03-19 09:26 AM, James Brierley wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> Geany has been as good to me over the past year or two of Lisping as it
>> was with anything involving curly braces, but I would be interested in
>> writing/contributing code to improve the support for tagging and
>> autocompletion.
>> Unless I’m doing something horribly wrong, Common Lisp is not supported
>> by the symbol list out of the box the way that Python or C files are.
>> So, I take it I would need to write a parser of the type under
>> tagmanager/ctags in git — there isn’t one for Common Lisp at present. Is
>> this correct? Syntax highlighting for Lisps (for what syntax there is)
>> works fine but I would like to work on making the symbol list functional
>> as well.

There is a lisp parser at
https://github.com/fishman/ctags/blob/master/lisp.c which does
functions.  Maybe you would want to expand it to macros as well
(assuming tagmangler can handle that ;-)


> What would it show, just a flat sequence of Lists with a Symbol in the car
> position? Syntactically it should be the most trivial parser in CTags to
> write, but it might be more challenging to show a meaningful symbols tree
> for it (ex. should it handle quoting? show non-alpha symbols like !@#$%^&?
> functions in `cond` branches, etc).
> BTW, it sounds like you have the right idea WRT adding a parser.
> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush
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