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Re: [Help-source-highlight] Outlang for S-expressions

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: Re: [Help-source-highlight] Outlang for S-expressions
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:11:19 +0200
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On 01/06/2014 12:08, Dario Teixeira wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm the developer of Camlhighlight [1], a small library that uses
> GNU Source-highlight to provide syntax highlighting facilities for
> Ocsigen applications.  (Ocsigen is a web programming framework for
> the OCaml language [2,3]).
> The method I'm using to parse Source-highlight's output is a bit
> of a hack, but it's simple and it works perfectly.  Essentially,
> I've defined a new outlang that outputs S-expressions (as in LISP),
> which are trivial to convert into OCaml data structures.  However,
> this approach requires that users install the new outlang file into
> their /usr/share/source-highlight directory (perhaps Source-highlight
> also supports a home-local installation -- I haven't checked).
> Anyway, since this approach is generic enough and may be useful to
> other libraries/applications that rely on Source-highlight, would it
> possible for the S-expression outlang to ship with the library by
> default?  It's contents are really trivial, requiring only special
> care to escape the backslash and the double commas:
> ====== sexp.outlang ======
> onestyle "($style \"$text\")"
> translations
> "\\"    "\\\\"
> "\""    "\\\""
> end
> ==========================
> What do you think?
> Thanks in advance for your time!
> Kind regards,
> Dario Teixeira
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

Hi Dario

please file a bug/issue request with all the attached information.  I'm
really busy this period, so I can't promise I'll add this outlang really


Lorenzo Bettini, PhD in Computer Science, DI, Univ. Torino
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