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Accolades for Pygments 0.9

January 3, 2008. Filed under python

The last time I looked at Pygments they were lacking support for Common Lisp, which was kind of a pain for me. But I just used the Scheme lexer and kind of looked at myself with loathing for not manning up and contributing a Common Lisp lexer myself.

Today though, I was wondering if anything had changed in Pygments recently (I use Pygments to provide highlighting for my LifeFlow blog), and I happened to glance at the lexers page.

I was overjoyed to find that they now have a Common Lisp lexer included in version 0.9!

Other new lexers are:

  1. Erlang
  2. Literate Haskell
  3. Moo
  4. Desbian control files
  5. Gettext catalog files
  6. Squid configuration files
  7. ActionScript

Good stuff, and glad to see that Pygments is getting even more comprehensive as time goes on. It, along with BeautifulSoup, is one of the few Python libraries that I know by arbitrary name.