in reply to Feature request: Colourful comments?
Someone might want to look at Scintilla if they're going to do this. Their lexer is more geared for editors, but there's some other projects aimed at trying to make Scintilla more flexable. If it's suggested to them, they might be open to making a lib that will take the text and a language and return colorized html. They could already have it.. but I haven't followed their progess very closley. It might even be structured in a whay that it could be easily extended for perlmonks use.