perl-mauke is a Vim plugin that offers improved perl syntax highlighting.
Version: 0.10perl-mauke is a Vim plugin that offers improved perl syntax highlighting.
Operating System: Linux
Vim is a text editor first released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991 for the Amiga computer. Vim was created as an extended version of the vi editor, with many additional features designed to be helpful in editing program source code; its full name is Vi IMproved.
While Vim is cross-platform, it is most popular on Unix-like operating systems.
Released under a software license compatible with the GNU General Public License, Vim is free and open source software. The program's license includes some charityware clauses.
Like vi, Vim's interface is based not on menus or icons but on commands given in a text user interface; its GUI mode, gVim, adds menus and toolbars for commonly used commands but the full functionality is still expressed through its command line mode.
For many users learning Vim may be slow initially, but once the basics are understood they progress quickly. To facilitate this, Vim has a built-in tutorial for beginners. There is also the Vim Users' Manual that details the basic and more advanced Vim features. This manual can be read from within Vim, or found online.
Vim also has a built-in help facility (using the :help command) that allows users to query and navigate through commands and features.
Copy perl.vim into ~/.vim/syntax/ and vim will find it before the "standard" perl syntax file that comes with vim.
What's New in This Release:
· 'new' and 'croak' are not keywords and no longer highlighted as such
· Special highlighting for pragmas (e.g. "use warnings") now applies to all pragmas coming with perl
· Fixed number highlighting ("0X" is not a valid hex prefix, "L" is not a valid suffix)
· Fixed escape sequence highlighting ("X123" is not a hex escape, "123" is limited to three octal digits)
· Lots of improvements in the matching of quoted constructs:
· vim no longer thinks "!" is a quoting operator (so "!!" works right)
· support for arbitrary quoting delimiters (e.g. "m%...%" works)
· tried to make nesting work (e.g. "s[foo[bar]][b[a]z]g")
· Full support for subroutine definitions (parsing of prototypes and attributes)
· Recognizes v-strings and statement labels
· "=>" quotes its LHS, even if it's a keyword
· Perl 5.10 support: new keywords ('given', 'when', 'default', 'state', 'break') and regexp control operators ('PRUNE', 'SKIP', 'COMMIT', etc.)