Drastic proposal: rename eruby to rhtml to make way for an HTML free eruby filetype
hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Wed Mar 21 06:12:20 EDT 2007
On Tue, 20 Mar 2007, Tim Pope wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 10:08:38AM +0000, Hugh Sasse wrote:
> > On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Tim Pope wrote:
> > > Perhaps we should start by making a list of common filetypes combined
> > > with eruby, so we can see what the common cases are. So far I have
> > >
> > > HTML
> > > YAML - used with ERB in Rails
> > > C - as mentioned by Hugh Sasse
> > Java -- See Code Generation In Action, mentioned before.
> > There is a school of thought that programmers consider
> > [0, 1, Many] as the numbers that are important. Thus I suggest
> > C + Java implies C#, C++, ... and any language which doesn't have
> > it's own templater available. Things like Perl and Lua may not
> > need ERB... Which doesn't mean someone won't use it anyway.
> I certainly agree, glad you're still keeping idealistic. But when it
Idealistic? :-) I'm being cynical -- trying to think of ways
people will break it before it exists :-)
> comes down to implementation supporting every possible filetype may
No, but allowing people to do their own support is another matter.
Leaving things open, and the idea of plugins...
> not be possible, so I want to get an idea of what to prioritize. I
> will keep all these "compiled" languages in mind. As you point out,
> uses of eruby with Perl and Lua are corner cases at best, and not
> worth worrying about so much.
> To all, thanks for the feedback. I'm going to sit on this a while and
> think things over. Right now, I'm thinking something vaguely like the
> An eruby syntax file which highlights the non-Ruby parts as plain text.
> This file can be :source'd and combined with other filetypes in a
> relatively straightforward manner.
With you so far...
> An rhtml syntax file that combines the eruby syntax file and html
> syntax file. This would serve both as an example of how to combine
> filetypes and also fulfill the most common (according to me) need of
> using html with eruby.
Yes, agree with this too...
> I still haven't decided about ftplugins and indent plugins. Ideally
> they could parallel the syntax files with combining but I haven't
> looked into how feasible that is.
Maybe we need an enhancement request, but it would be nice if there
were a way to pass "the other text" that we now treat as plain, to
the 'filetype detect' system of Vim, like we'd pass stuff to a block
in Ruby. No, I don't know how to do that at present.
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