ConTEXt Group: Modules

Module: vim syntax highlighting

Id: vim
Title: vim syntax highlighting
Short: This module uses Vim editor's syntax files to syntax highlight verbatim code in ConTeXt
Description: This module highlights code snippets using vim as a syntax highlighter. Such a task may appear pointless at first glance. After all, ConTeXt provides excellent syntax highlighting features for TeX, Metapost, XML, and a few other langauges. And in MkIV, you can specify the grammer to parse a language, and get syntax highlighting for a new language. But writing such grammers is difficult. More importantly, why reinvent the wheel? Most editors, and many other syntax highlighting programs, already syntax highlight many programming languages. Why not just leverage these external programs to generate syntax highlighting? This module does exactly that.
Keywords: syntax-highlighting
Module maintainer: Aditya Mahajan
Type: Macro module
License: BSD License (simplified)
Version: 2021.03.01
Message: Fix a regression of issue #37. At some stage, I made a mistake in merging a feature branch and overwrote the changes in the bugfix 3ea3bef9. Reapplying these changes. Closes issue #42.
Date: 2-3-2021 04:43
File list: tex/context/third/vim/t-syntax-highlight.mkii