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Old 07-05-2005, 04:05 AM   #1
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syntax highlighting

hello, i have the following question:
in my MATLAB code i have a lot of "for...end" or "if....end" and most of them are nested one inside the other, do you know how to recognise whose "for" or "if" an "end" belongs to?
i know some editors are able to do this (vim, emacs, kwite...)

thank you!
Old 07-05-2005, 07:22 AM   #2
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if you have such high levels of nesting,
maybe you should split the code into more functions.
Old 07-06-2005, 05:37 AM   #3
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IIRC, matlab comes with an editor that does syntax highlighting...

Maybe you can look for tools for octave highlighting also, because it is very similar to matlab...

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Old 07-06-2005, 06:07 AM   #4
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i don't know anything about MATLAB(is it an editor?) but i use emacs. Emacs does highlighting by default but you shouldn't stop using something you know to use an editor you may not have experience with. It is a good idea to pick an editor and learn it in and out. If you absolutely need syntax highlighting to make the code more clearer i'd think of refactoring your code. Imagine the people that may at some point look at your code that wouldn't have access to syntax highlight (like viewing it shitastic notepad) or if the person is colorblind. good luck with any route you take.


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