Proposal:An even better color coding support.

2003-05-06
2003-05-12
  • Joern Janoschek

    Joern Janoschek - 2003-05-06

    Hi,

    great work you're doing with EPIC for the Perl Community, I appriciate that! :-)

    I noticed the recent change in color coding strategy, which is good because the colorer scheme was way too slow for large perl files. However, I think you should rethink the current use of the plugin you choose to go with EPIC. My company is using Eclipse for several month now, coding Perl, and our selection of a color coding editor is

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/colorer

    This project supports a *lot* of file types, including *.pl/*.pm. It works realy well and very fast. But the two things I prefer this one over your choice are:

    - customizable via XML files... it's realy easy to bulk-change diffenrent color coding aspects.
    - most wanted: bracket matching in all kind of forms... incluing matches of qq-somethings and even pattern matches (i.e., match // or m/ to /ig).

    This is a vast improvement for every Perl developer, I believe. I don't want to impose a switch to the other plugin on you :-), but what do you think about switching? You really should take a look. Or do you think it's possible to leave the choice of color coder to the EPIC user, letting him configure the coder he wants to use?

    Reagrds,

    Jrn Janoschek

     
    • Jochen Ruehl

      Jochen Ruehl - 2003-05-06

      Hi,

      we also had a look at the Colorer plugin.
      It is without any doubt much more advanced than the Color Editor plugin.
      The only big drawback is that it's not platform independent. That's why we have chosen the Color Editor plugin.
      Color Editor has some shortcomings that it does not support  jEdit's *_REGEXP expressions and has no bracket matching.
      If both features would be implemented Color Editor would have similar functionality than the Colorer plugin.
      Anyway, I'll have a look at the Colorer plugin and check if it's somehow possible to support both plugins (but I can't promise anything).

      Bye
      Jochen

       
      • Joern Janoschek

        Joern Janoschek - 2003-05-06

        Additional support would be great (if it is possible), thanks for your support!

        Joern.

         
    • Jochen Ruehl

      Jochen Ruehl - 2003-05-12

      Hi,

      we now supply an extension  to support the Colorer Plugin.
      It is unsupported but should work (this might not be true for all Colorer features).

      Bye
      Jochen

       

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