On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 09:53:02PM +0900, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Aug 2002, Kyle Wilson wrote:
> 
> > Hello.  I was wondering if anyone knows of a text editor which will
> > perform syntax highlighting correctly for eruby/html code.  I'm looking
> > for something similar to the way PHP/html is handled by vim.  Thanks.
> 
> I don't know if one exists already, but I'd imagine that you need to
> create an rhtml vim syntax file for these pages, which could be done by
> combining the ruby syntax file with the html syntax file.  I suspect
> that it will be a fairly big job, though.  Then I think you need to
> look at how vim determines the file type so that it can pick up the
> .rhtml file and recognise it correctly.
> 
> I don't know much about writing syntax files, but if you find a way
> to escape out of one syntax and into another I think it would be
> very useful, for rhtml and for shellscripts with things like ruby -e
> program, or sed -e program, or perl -e program, so that the program
> can be highlighted correctly.

Not looking for a vi vs emacs flamewar here, but emacs also has
mmm-mode which allows you to embed any major emacs mode into 
another, using regexps to toggle between regions. I've been
using it quite happily.

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