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Feature Proposal: Syntax Highlighting Editor

Motivation

I use Movable Type. I really like the Syntax Highlighting option in the (otherwise simple textarea) editor.

Description and Documentation

I'm not a fan of WYSI(a)WYG. But I do like Syntax highlighting. I especially like it when syntax highlighting helps highlight bugs (e.g. a missing " may cause a chunk of code to run away in blue).

Movable Type (the weblogging system) has a nice syntax highlighting feature. It occurred to me that TWiki could benefit from something like this.

Examples

  • Screenshot of syntax highlighting in Movable Type:
MT_edit_sreenshot.png

Impact

Implementation

-- Contributors: VickiBrown - 2009-09-24

Discussion

There are several Extensions:syntax_highlighting enhancements available. Would any of those fit your needs?

-- PeterThoeny - 2009-09-28

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PNGpng MT_edit_sreenshot.png r1 manage 88.5 K 2009-09-24 - 20:10 VickiBrown Screenshot of syntax highlighting in Movable Type
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