Syntax Highlighting

It’s something I’m sure most of us, if not all, use in our text editor or IDE of choice yet there are so many different schemes out there. Syntax highlighting gives us the ability to see what we’ve done and if we’ve missed something in nothing more then a quick glance.

So just as a bit of a poll, something newer users to rails can look at to get ideas on what they might want to use and suggestions for people to look at in general. What syntax highlighting scheme do you use? And if you’re willing to to, why do you use it?

James Sullivan wrote:

It's something I'm sure most of us, if not all, use in our text editor
or
IDE of choice yet there are so many different schemes out there. Syntax
highlighting gives us the ability to see what we've done and if we've
missed
something in nothing more then a quick glance.

So just as a bit of a poll, something newer users to rails can look at
to
get ideas on what they might want to use and suggestions for people to
look
at in general. What syntax highlighting scheme do you use? And if you're
willing to to, why do you use it?

I don't care greatly about syntax highlighting, but when I'm in an
editor that can do it, I like to at least tweak the scheme to make sure
that (say) symbols, strings, and regexps all look different.

I've lately become a fan of TextMate-style "dark" schemes, after years
of thinking I'd never like them.

Best,

James Sullivan wrote:

It's something I'm sure most of us, if not all, use in our text editor
or
IDE of choice yet there are so many different schemes out there. Syntax
highlighting gives us the ability to see what we've done and if we've
missed
something in nothing more then a quick glance.

So just as a bit of a poll, something newer users to rails can look at
to
get ideas on what they might want to use and suggestions for people to
look
at in general. What syntax highlighting scheme do you use? And if you're
willing to to, why do you use it?

I'm really new to rails and i'm finding textmate very good. I went with
the custom 'theme' from Ryan Bates' that he uses in his railscasts
(http://railscasts.com/about). I like the text on the dark background.

Jon

I'm very happy with vim's highlighting, myself.

--Greg

I'm using vim's xoria256 and I love it.
Here[1] are some screenshots.
If I'm not able to use a 256 terminal, I use zellner colorscheme.

Cheers.

[1] http://blog.kandalf.com.ar/?p=89

I use Ryan Bates' 'railscasts' scheme in vim. Mostly because I like the colors... nothing to harsh, not many background color changes...

http://pjkh.com/articles/2008/07/09/osx-iterm-screen-vim-256-colors

-philip