[clangd-dev] Syntax highlighting of keywords
Ilya Biryukov via clangd-dev
clangd-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Oct 25 07:31:12 PDT 2019
They're rare as identifiers, though, so I don't see why editors wouldn't
just always highlight them as keywords.
On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 4:30 PM Nathan Ridge <zeratul976 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> It would be useful if clangd highlighted context-sensitive keywords, such
> as "override" and "final" (and, in C++20, likely "import" and "module").
> Because of their context-sensitivity, clients can't highlight those as
> easily as hard keywords.
> From: clangd-dev <clangd-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org> on behalf of Ilya
> Biryukov via clangd-dev <clangd-dev at lists.llvm.org>
> Sent: October 25, 2019 9:55 AM
> To: Haojian Wu
> Cc: via clangd-dev
> Subject: Re: [clangd-dev] Syntax highlighting of keywords
> Highlighting typedefs to primitive types in a special manner seems ok, I
> was referring specifically to highlightings of keywords.
> So unless anyone objects, I'll send a patch to remove highlightings of
> keywords. Typedefs to simple types will still be highlighted with
> 'primitive' highlighting type.
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 10:21 AM Haojian Wu <hokein at google.com<mailto:
> hokein at google.com>> wrote:
> I agree editors handle keyword highlightings very well, but they don't
> have sufficient knowledge to highlight typealias/typedefs for primitive
> // We want to highlight A, B as primitive types.
> using A = int;
> typedef int B;
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 9:59 AM Ilya Biryukov <ibiryukov at google.com
> <mailto:ibiryukov at google.com>> wrote:
> Hi clangd-dev,
> I was wondering whether there's any value in the highlighting for
> "primitive" types being added on keywords like 'void', 'int', etc?
> - Any editor handles those with default syntax highlight.
> - It's trivial and does not require actual semantic knowledge.
> With that in mind, I wonder whether we should drop this completely and
> just let the editors handle the keywords?
> What do people think?
> Ilya Biryukov
> Ilya Biryukov
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