So you would rather someone else go through hoops instead, eh? I call that false
lazyness. First of all, some of us don't even need syntax highlighting - i for
one do use it, but i do not rely upon it. When i was cutting my teeth here at Perlmonks i
didn't complain about not having enough time to review "noob" code ... i just ran their code
through perltidy and rolled with it. It's up to me to find the time.
It's really quite simple you see, this kind of feature is one that you yourself can
implement. Just write a CGI script that accepts a number as it's single param and fetch
that node from Perlmonks with displaytype=displaycode. Run through the code through
one of the many CPAN modules mentioned and display. Personally, i think this should be a
requirement before one can become a Friar. ;)
UPDATE: One time only? Maybe if you are God ... but most of us mere mortals have to rely
on testing and debugging before we get it right. And the more users you have to accomodate
for, the more testing and debugging required. Not to mention the committee that must be
assembled to agree upon what to implement and what to reject. Give your client an inch and
they will want a mile.