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#11 Highlight plugin issues

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2002-02-27
2002-02-27
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For the record, when an action line contains text in
your highlight list, it doesn't actually get
highlighted. (Well, not with it set to match exact
word, no-one's /msg'd me since I turned off match
exact word).

Plus, if I've set "uil" as a match, I get this:

~build gives:
~b<red>uil</red>d

but quilt gives:
<red>quil</red>t

Now, I'd like to only match words which actually are
my name. Wildcards in the highlight match list (e.g.
uil*) is the best idea. That would allow uil-bbs, but
not build. To match build, I'd use *uil*.

In fact, just having it automatically highlight lines
with my nick in is even better. But because my name is
prone to being misspelt, uil* is the best solution for
me.

Of course, then, there's the issue whereby someone
might type:

darkbunni/uilleann: <a message>

If '/' is considered a word character, that will fail.
However, seeing as "uilleann" set to whole word match,
matches "uilleann-" (where I see <red>uilleann</red>-)
implies that some other chars than space count as non-
word chars. If '/' does, then it will pick my word out
(I'm on a PC right now, so I can't test that).

Have fun.

- Uil

(and is there a hope of a PPC version of this plug-in
if it is ever modified?)

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