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- Subject: Re: Why non-escaped newlines are prohibited in single-quoted string literals?
- From: KHMan <keinhong@...>
- Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:21:33 +0800
On 1/30/2017 12:59 PM, Sean Conner wrote:
It was thus said that the Great KHMan once stated:
On 1/29/2017 11:41 PM, Egor Skriptunoff wrote:
On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 5:57 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
[snip snip snip]
should 'int' and 'size_t', in C, have the same color?
You can make two different highlighting profiles
and switch between them depending on your needs.
Agree, and I can't think of anything really bad as far as modern
syntax highlighting is concerned, and styling can always be
adjusted to meet personal needs. I don't hear of folks complaining
about highlighting in Visual Studio either. So why are some folks
not using it? Anyone else who prefer monochrome text who wants to
speak up? :-)
I'll speak up.
I'm a language maven . I'm not against tools per se (such as code
analyzers or debuggers) but the use of IDEs has *always* mystified me .
If I had to wait for syntax highlighting before using a langauge, I would
not have learned BASIC, assembly (various flavors), C, Forth, Perl, Ada or
even Lua . If I need to jump into some PHP, I can. I can operate
without syntax highlighting . It's the same with respect to debugging.
I can debug without a debugger, if only because not every language I use
comes with a debugger (see list above). Yes, they are nice to have, but
for me, not required.
Note that I am *NOT* saying you are a bad programmer for using a
syntax-highlighting editor, or an IDE, or a debugger. If that's how you
operate (a tool maven) then fine. But that's not how *I* operate.
Fair enough. I am not against choice myself.
 When my editor did get Lua syntax highlighting, I could regularly
crash it by using --[=[ ]=] style block comments (rare, but I do
need them occationally).
Reported as a bug to the developers? If it is based on the
Scintilla edit control, code I wrote might be at fault -- and I
would fix any crashing bug immediately. Crashing bugs should be
taken very seriously by any editor.
Kein-Hong Man (esq.)