Re: [code] [textadept] bug in perl lexer (in textadept 8.6)

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:51:25 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Ivan,

On Fri, 9 Sep 2016, Ivan Baidakou wrote:

> Hello,
> Please, fix the bug in perl lexer [1]. It does the wrong hilighting,
> i.e. assumign that the instuction
> $log->info(...)
> after HEREDOC syntax is a string, while this is regular perl code. The
> sample code can be taken at [2].

Thanks for the report. Unfortunately, this is anything but trivial to fix
and very few editors get it right. Perl has a number of quirks that are
difficult to handle correctly without a proper parser (which would be
too slow).

I do not plan on trying to fix this, but patches are welcome.


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Received on Fri 09 Sep 2016 - 12:51:25 EDT

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