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Text::VimColor in a CGI - possible?by chargrill (Parson)
|on Mar 20, 2007 at 03:15 UTC||Need Help??|
chargrill has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
First, let me apologize, as I realize this may not strictly be a perl question, but perhaps an apache question or even a vim question. Having said that...
I'm trying to incorporate some syntax-colored code in a blog I'm writing, and stumbled across Text::VimColor. "Perfect!" I think - I just so happen to have my eyes trained to appreciate and be accustomed to the particular colorscheme I've selected for vim - "this should let everyone see my code the same way I do!"
Running a preliminary test or two from the command line to make sure I know how to use the module (and it worked great!), I felt a little confident that my syntax-highlighted HTML code would soon appear in my web browser.
Unfortunately, I was mistaken! I've boiled it down to the simplest of code:
... but much to my dismay, I keep getting these pesky few lines in my httpd-error.log:
After reading some docs and man pages and a fair amount of googling, I see that vim likes to have a terminal. Running vi(m) via an ssh -c command produces similar errors, for which the fix is to pass the -t flag to ssh, to force the allocation of a psuedo-tty.
I'm willing to accept the fact that what I want to do just can't be done, however the fact that the existence of other modules that use Text::VimColor in an apache environment ... e.g. Apache::VimColor, Kwiki::VimMode ... forces me to think that maybe I'm just missing something.
Certainly, it's been a while since word of this module has appeared in the monastery ( On-the-fly all-languages syntax highlighting ) ... but I'm hoping that someone here may have run into this issue or at least offer some kind of solution, as I can't believe I'm the only one who's run into this issue.
Update: I'd show my example of using a file which fails in exactly the same way with the same error message, but that's not quite as self contained as my above example.