Yeah. I agree with you.

I am currently looking into allowing users to customize the parameters
given to their highlighter. I will try to look into this.


On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 4:31 AM, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
> Pavan Kumar Sunkara <> writes:
>> Sorry. I misunderstood your message. Yes, I guess lazy loading the
>> supported file extensions would be better. But not all highlighters
>> support `-p` option. So, I think its better to leave it to the user.
> Yes, those highlighters that do not support `-p` may have to rely on
> the hard-coded list %highlight_ext.
> But with the same line of reasoning, not all versions of highligher
> supports 'go' language, so it's better to leave that to the user,
> no?  The version of 'highlight' you may have may know about 'go',
> and somebody else's 'highlight' may not yet.  A hard-coded list that
> appears in %highlight_ext will be correct for only one of you while
> the other between you two needs to customize it to his system.
> Note that I was not talking about removing the configurability.
> Even with lazy loading and/or auto-genearting at build-install time
> when 'highlight -p' is available, the users still want to be able to
> customize, and supporting that is fine.
> But for those whose 'highlight' does support '-p', it will help to
> lazily discover the list of supported languages and/or enumarate
> them at build-install time.  They do not have to keep adding new
> language (or removing it from the list we give as the upstream) to
> adjust it to their system.
> In any case, the comment was not about this patch from you, but
> about the future direction for the code it touches in general.  In
> other words, it did not mean "because it does not update the
> mechanism to lazily discover the list of languages, and instead
> added yet another language to the existing one, it is not an
> acceptable solution to start supporting 'go'".

- Pavan Kumar Sunkara
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