More syntax highlighting fun
dougkearns at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 03:56:03 EST 2007
On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 11:32:36AM -0600, Tim Pope wrote:
> More important than a few cosmetic changes is the overhaul I gave to
> method, module, and class definitions.
> Try all of the following with the new syntax file:
> def bar
> def foo.bar
> def @foo.bar
> def Foo.bar
> def Foo::bar
> def self.bar
> I think this will be win-win for everyone. We can also turn off the
> rubyFunction highlghting by default. I'm not sure whether that's a
> better choice so I left it on for now to demonstrate what's possible.
> I also did a lot of clean-up, so let me know if you find anything that
>From a quick inspection I noticed that the following are not being
def foo ; end # whitespace after method name
def foo(x); end # with parameter list (also empty list)
def Foo::bar;end # specified with ::
def ; end # all redefinable operator methods
Otherwise it looks great.
> Things like if/unless are in the Conditional group and
> while/until in the Loop group.
Shouldn't that be the Repeat group?
> Oh, and I had to resolve a conflict
> between Doug Kearns' and my ways of highlighting interpolated
> Is there any reason for keeping around config options like
> ruby_no_identifiers? I don't see what
> let ruby_no_identifiers = 1
> offers over
> hi link rubyIdentifer NONE
> Both work fine in a vimrc. Maybe this is a holdover from the 5.x
It's really just the "Vim Way" of doing things - at least as I
understand it. Generally the configuration options are there to allow
people to customize the highlighting without any need to understand
syntax files. I think you'd be surprised how many people use Vim with
absolutely no understanding of these details. ;-)
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