Perl syntax highlighting

David Cantrell david at
Fri Oct 26 23:38:40 BST 2012

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 08:43:59AM +0100, William Blunn wrote:

> What do people reckon to use when wanting to do Perl syntax highlighting 
> (Perl ? HTML), such as one might want to use in one's source code 
> repository browser.
> There is an existing repository browser installation at $employer which 
> does Perl syntax highlighting, but I've found the existing highlighter 
> to be a bit mediocre in as much as it doesn't handle some rather common 
> cases. The people who look after the repository browser have been 
> working on improving the syntax highlighter, and have so far managed to fix:

Back when I used cgit, I wrote a little script that wrapped around
perltidy for syntax highlighting.  These days I just let github do all

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