Hello, Just for everybody's information :-) The VIM syntax files are also present in the distribution .zip file. I implemented them based on an early version from Kriangkrai Soatthiyanont. They are located in lib/vim.
I believe Alex did some improvements to it in the meanwhile. Kind Regards, Pedro> From: hsarv...@gmail.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Syntax Highlighting in PicoLisp > Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:20:18 +0100 > > I wasn't precent in the IRC but this seems to be a non-issue, if > people want syntax highlighting they can implement the VIM files > themselves, for emacs there are the files in lib/el. > > FWIW, I've attached what my emacs looks like. > > > > > On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 10:02 AM, <andr...@itship.ch> wrote: > > Hi List :-) > > > >> Hi Christophe, > >> > >>> > I'm opposed to syntax highlighting of symbols in PicoLisp. > >>> > >>> Wao, this is quite an introduction for a post on the list ! > >>> I guess that it is not spontaneous and may be triggered by a discussion > >>> on IRC? > >> > >> Correct :) Though incidentally not IRC this time, but an e-mail > >> conversation. > > > > Maybe add a comment at the beginning regarding this, so we know too ;-) > > > >> Anyway, this issue popped up relatively often during the last years. My > >> impression was that some people naturally expect syntax highlighting, or > >> even demand it, and I felt I should also make my position clear. > > > > There is nothing to demand, People need to learn that. > > Don't let them bugger you so much, Alex. > > > > It's to be expected that people ask for things they are used to from > > whatever corner of programming they come from, and we (as a community) > > should surely improve the current state of documentation and availability > > of knowlegde surrounding PicoLisp. But I personally don't see this as the > > responsibility and personal task of Alex! The amount of work he puts into > > PicoLisp and the huge efforts he makes to answer questions should be more > > then enough. > > > > PicoLisp is Free Software, so there is nothing to stop people to use it > > however they like. In my eyes, this also means there is NO excuse to not > > do that. No need to harass Alex, I'm pretty sure there is a way to achieve > > everything with PicoLisp by doing some research (rtfm and searching the > > mailinglist archive) or by hacking it together yourself. > > > > This comment I mean not just in the context of syntax style, but also > > about other "missing functionality" and "missing library" - just find a > > way yourself! And then contribute something back, share it on the mailing > > list or in the wiki on picolisp.com or just put it on your own web > > presence. (Alex is doing exactly that all the time - some others too). > > > > Back to topic: > > There are many editors with general lisp syntax highlighting there, even > > the emacs extensions in the official PicoLisp distribution contains one for > > picolisp. > > That one I actually use, but mainly as typo-detector, > > the bigger benefit I get from paredit-mode, which handles indentation and is > > really great for editing S-Expressions. > > > > For other editors, there are often simple ways to even write your own > > syntax highlighting config file, e.g. for nano (google for nanorc). > > > >>> More precisely, concerning the language Iâ€™m basing on PicoLisp, which > >>> is > >>> dedicated to beginners, I'd like to say: > >>> - Coloring transient symbols is important to help students spot quote > >>> errors > >>> (which may be trivial, but can occur with people not used to > >>> programming) > > > > Good point, but then you probably want a syntax highlighting customized to > > your "language based on PicoLisp", and not just for "Alex standard way to > > do it". Lisp evolves with the current user, so I think thats the overall > > reason why there can't be _one_right_way_. > > > > Have all a nice day and good start into the week, > > Andreas