[R] R-code in html help pages: syntax highlighting

Wacek Kusnierczyk Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no
Tue Mar 17 10:20:49 CET 2009

Romain Francois wrote:
> Wacek Kusnierczyk wrote:
>>> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>>> So if you've got high standards, it's probably quite hard.  On the
>>>> other hand, if you're willing to accept the usual sort of errors that
>>>> syntax highlighters make, it's not so bad, but not trivial.
>> it would be good to know what you mean by 'errors'.  syntax highlighters
>> are, in principle, *syntax* highlighters.  in the example above, the
>> first and sixth occurrences of 'mean' are in the operator position, the
>> others are not -- would it be *syntactically* inappropriate to
>> color-code the former in one way, and the latter in another?  
> It would certainly be useful to make a difference between the first
> one (call to the mean function from base) and the last one.

of course!  i was referring to duncan's prompt use of the term 'error'
in this context.


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