[Haskell-cafe] lhs syntax highlighting in vim
Arthur van Leeuwen
arthurvl at cs.uu.nl
Tue Jul 1 08:26:36 EDT 2008
On 11 jun 2008, at 12:29, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 01:23:58AM +0100, Eric Stansifer wrote:
>> The syntax highlighting file for literate haskell in vim says that
>> maintainer is haskell-cafe at haskell.org, so hopefully one of you will
>> find this relevant.
>> In literate haskell files, vim optionally highlights the non-code
>> according to TeX markup. The syntax highlighting file looks for key
>> phrases (e.g., "\documentclass") to decide whether to use TeX markup
>> highlighting; but it (erroneously, in my opinion, and at variance
>> with the documentation) will use TeX markup highlighting on any lhs
>> file that contains the '%' character anywhere in it. The bug is in
>> line 74 of version 1.01 of the lhaskell.vim syntax highlighting file.
> I agree that this is wrong. It used to only look at the first 20
> so we were covering the case where a TeX file began with some TeX
> comments. We'd also look for ^\s*%, rather than a % anywhere. If we
> going to look at the whole file then checking for comments isn't
Unfortunately that scan is not necesarily compatible with people
dynamically turning on syntax highlighting. But just searching for %
is *dead* wrong, I fully agree. I've modified the search code and
a patch to the Vim maintainers.
With kind regards, Arthur van Leeuwen.
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