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syntax highlighting of code in perlmonks forums
Even if I use syntax highlighting and like it very much, I don't think it is appropriate for code posted here.
First of all, some monks have said here that they do not like syntax highlight, so I guess you will find the first critics for your idea there.
And then there is the big question: which colorscheme should the monastery use? For example, the code you just posted is unreadable on my white background, and there are many different looks (or color themes) one can choose from the user preferences. You can even use your own stylesheet to define your own colors.
With so many choices for the colorscheme of the site, syntax highlight for the code posted seems like too much trouble to be worth. Besides, you can always d/l the code and open it in vim ;)
hope this helps,