(Question for staff or mods) How hard would it be to add community generated syntax highlighting?
How hard would it be to allow the community to generate code to highlight specific syntax in the IDE? I think that it'd be quite beneficial, but I could be wrong. I made a big post on feedback talking about and explaining this, but I want to give more people a chance to see this, as most people don't even seem to know that the feedback page exists on here. :P
Again, though, I don't know how hard it would be to implement this, because I have really no idea how repl.it works behind the scenes. I do remember either amasad or timchen saying that it was a goal to move sort of towards a more open source type of setup, though. This is open to anyone's feedback, by the way. If this is a horrible idea let me know.
So here is the deal: This summer we're dedicating a big portion of our energy to opening up the platform for various kinds of contributions:
- APIs: Both on the code execution side and the repl creation and multiplayer sides.
- Plugins: Allow users to build IDE plugins.
- IDE Theming: Allow people to create different themes for the IDE and syntax highlighting. n
- Open source: We're open sourcing a big part of our language toolchain so that anyone can improve or add on our interpreter/compiler support.
It's going to be lit.