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Coloring of regexes

  • Derek Peschel
    Derek Peschel

    Would any hardcore regular-expression and syntax-highlighting users please try my patch ("Syntax highlighting for JOE 3.5 regular expressions") and comment on it?  And developers, is it easy to change JOE to use syntax highlighting on text entered at prompts?

    Coloring of regexes as you enter them is a minor feature I've been interested in for some time.  I've played around with changing other editors and JOE is the first I've gotten very far with, even though its regexes are very weak and its syntax highlighting language has few high-level structures.  Since I use jstar all the time, I'm encouraged by my partial success.  And now I'd appreciate constructive comments, instead of my patch just sitting there.