Víctor Moral

NAME

IkiWiki::Plugin::syntax - Add syntax highlighting to ikiwiki

SYNOPSIS

In any source page include the following:

    This is the example code 

    [[syntax language=perl text="""
    #!/usr/bin/perl
    
    print "Hello, world\n";
    """]]

    and this is my bash profile (using file type autodetection )

    [[syntax file="software/examples/mybash_profile" 
        description="My profile" ]]

In order to facilitate the life to the administrator the plugin could create a html table with information about the engine capabilities.

Use the directive syntax without any parameters as is:

    This is the syntax engine chart in this site:

    [[syntax ]]

DESCRIPTION

This plugin adds syntax highlight capabilities to Ikiwiki using third party modules if they are installed.

Those modules can be:

  • Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate

    Uses the Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate package, a port to Perl of the syntax highlight engine of the Kate text editor.

    Copyright (c) 2006 by Hans Jeuken, all rights reserved.

  • Text::VimColor

    This plugin uses the Text::VimColor module and the vim editor.

    Copyright 2002-2006, Geoff Richards.

  • IkiWiki::Plugin::syntax::Simple

    This is the default engine. It's a passtrough engine with line numering capability.

and they can be selected at runtime with the syntax_engine parameter. In case of fail loading the module the plugin switch to use the simple engine.

The module register a preprocessor directive named syntax.

Parameters

The syntax directive has the following parameters:

language (optional)

Name of the source language for select the correct plugin. If not defined the module will try to determine the appropiated value.

description (optional)

Text description for the html link

text

Source text for syntax highlighting. Mandatory if not exists the file parameter.

file

Ikiwiki page name as source text for syntax highlighting. The final html includes a link to it for direct download.

linenumbers

Enable the line numbers in the final html.

bars

Enable the bars feature. The final html text will be label with css tags on the odd lines.

force_subpage

Parameter for inline funcion to the source page

CSS

The package uses the following list of css tags:

METHODS/SUBROUTINES

checkconfig( )

This method is called by IkiWiki main program and the plugin uses it for load global configuration values and initialize his internals.

preprocess( )

This method is called when the ikiwiki parser found a syntax directive. Without parameters the method show information about the external syntax parser.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

IkiWiki::Plugin::syntax uses the following global parameters:

syntax_engine (optional)

Set to a keyword for select the engine to use.

Kate

Uses the Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate as backend.

Vim

Uses the Text::VimColor as backend.

Simple

Uses the IkiWiki::Plugin::syntax::Simple as backend.

If this parameter is omitted or the external module fails, the plugin switch to use the Simple engine.

syntax_Kate (optional)

Parameters to configure the engine (not implemented yet).

syntax_Vim (optional)

Parameters to configure the engine (not implemented yet).

syntax_Simple (optional)

Parameters to configure the engine (not implemented yet).

DEPENDENCIES

The module needs the following perl packages:

Module::Build::IkiWiki

Extension to Module::Build for build and install ikiwiki plugins.

Class::Accessor::Fast
Test::More
Exception::Class
HTML::Entities
HTML::Template
URI::Escape

And it recommends:

Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate
Text::VimColor

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

Please, see the included file BUGS for a complete list, and report any bugs or feature requests to the author.

FEATURE REQUESTS

Suggested by Steven Black.

AUTHOR

"Víctor Moral" victor@taquiones.net

CONTRIBUTORS

"Steven Black" yam655@gmail.com
"Manoj Srivastava"

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2008, "Víctor Moral".

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

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