Syntax highlighting in Perl

Andy Armstrong andy at
Sun Oct 15 00:49:24 BST 2006

> I've looked at Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate, but it looks as  
> though if I want to change the look of the highlighting I need to  
> subclass a bunch of modules, which is effort I'd like to avoid if  
> possible.

It's a shame it works like that rather than parsing the Kate XML  
syntax definitions on demand.

What would be really nice would be an implementation of the TextMate  
syntax highlighter that handles nested languages gracefully. It makes  
PHP slightly less unbearable when you're working with a file that  
contains HTML, PHP /and/ Javascript and the editor handles them all  

Andy Armstrong,

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