brick-skylighting: Show syntax-highlighted text in your Brick UI

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This package provides a module to use Skylighting to perform syntax highlighting and display the results in Brick-based interfaces.

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Versions 0.1, 0.2
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Dependencies base (<=5), brick, brick-skylighting, containers, skylighting-core (>=0.7), text, vty [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright Jonathan Daugherty 2018
Author Jonathan Daugherty
Category Graphics
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Uploaded by JonathanDaugherty at Sat Mar 24 20:07:03 UTC 2018
Distributions NixOS:0.2
Executables brick-skylighting-demo
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This package extends the brick library with syntax highlighting support using the Skylighting library.

See the Haddock documentation for Brick.Widgets.Skylighting for API details, and see the demonstration program in programs for a complete working example.

Note: this library requires its users to provide syntax highlighting definitions. For that, there are two choices:

  • Obtain XML specifications from e.g. the skylighting-core sources, then bundle these with your program files. Those files are GPL-licensed, so this option is preferable when you want to ship these GPL-licensed files with your program without the GPL infecting the license of your application.

  • Use the compiled-in syntax specifications in the skylighting package. This option is preferable if you are okay with a GPL-licensed dependency (i.e. if your application is also GPL'd) and you especially want to avoid having to bundle the XML files with your application or avoid the runtime loading of such files.