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Re: (OT) Wanted: Compact Perl Syntax High-lighting Editor

by JohnMG (Beadle)
on Nov 01, 2006 at 04:51 UTC ( #581622=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (OT) Wanted: Compact Perl Syntax High-lighting Editor

Hi Spidy.

You might like GNU nano. It's syntax highlighting is pretty basic (a handful of regexes that color what they match -- last match wins), but works well enough most of the time.

You might not want to be too picky about how agressively your editor syntax-highlights Perl though. It's very tough to do it correctly. It's been often said that only perl can parse Perl, and syntax-highlighting it requires parsing it to some degree.

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