Re: [dev] another text user interface for sam

From: Marc André Tanner <>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 16:25:38 +0100

On Wed, Mar 02, 2016 at 06:26:23PM +0000, Maxime Coste wrote:
> In my experience, we dont need a very powerful (and complex) regex language
> for interactive use, its mostly the highlighting system that needs them,

In my experience syntax highlighting is a nice fit for Parsing Expression
Grammars (PEG) because they are closed under composition. Furthermore
there exists a nice Lua implementation with lexers for more than 100
languages. I see no reason to build and maintain yet another custom
highlighting mechansim.

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Received on Thu Mar 03 2016 - 16:25:38 CET

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