User Defined language multiple questions



  • I tried to use user defined language feature of notepad++ to have highlighting on the textual version of the visual programing language GP Blocks, gpblocks.org.

    But I had multiple problems :

    • When I open a new file the blocks don’t act as excepted and I can’t fold and unfold them as I would Like. But they do work when I copy the text in a new File.

    • When variable contains numbers in it’s name and is inside parenthesis, the nuber are highlighted.

    Also there are some things I don’t know how to do :

    • Having a function list. If possible from all the files in my worspace and it would be perfect if they can be highlighted.

    • Having vars highlighted even all with the same color

    Thanks !



  • @Spiralo-Idioide

    Hard to say with such limited information unless one knows gpblocks and did already what you’re trying to do. For the rest of us it would help to provide the udl xml and an code example which could be used to do some tests. Screenshots wouldn’t be bad as well.



  • Okep, just wait something like 10 mn







  • To add an image to a post you could use
    ![](https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2019/27/5/1562357299-notepad.gif)
    which then would render like

    to include text and don’t loose formatting enclose it in three tildes like
    ~~~ text ~~~



  • Thanks, i’ll use those then.



  • @Spiralo-Idioide

    Just for info, I’m waiting for the example code. Preferable the one used in the gif.



  • So, the XML file.

        <UserLang name="GP" ext="" udlVersion="2.1">
            <Settings>
                <Global caseIgnored="no" allowFoldOfComments="no" foldCompact="no" forcePureLC="0" decimalSeparator="0" />
                <Prefix Keywords1="no" Keywords2="no" Keywords3="no" Keywords4="no" Keywords5="no" Keywords6="no" Keywords7="no" Keywords8="no" />
            </Settings>
            <KeywordLists>
                <Keywords name="Comments">00// 01 02 03 04</Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Numbers, prefix1"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Numbers, prefix2"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Numbers, extras1"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Numbers, extras2"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Numbers, suffix1"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Numbers, suffix2"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Numbers, range"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Operators1"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Operators2">== === + - / * &lt; &gt; &lt;= &gt;= != % isNil notNil compareFloats</Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in code1, open">{</Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in code1, middle"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in code1, close">}</Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in code2, open"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in code2, middle"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in code2, close"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in comment, open"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in comment, middle"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Folders in comment, close"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Keywords1">if else while animate for repeat waitUntil</Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Keywords2">to&#x000D;&#x000A;method&#x000D;&#x000A;return&#x000D;&#x000A;argCount&#x000D;&#x000A;arg&#x000D;&#x000A;defineClass&#x000D;&#x000A;lastReceiver&#x000D;&#x000A;call&#x000D;&#x000A;callWith&#x000D;&#x000A;function&#x000D;&#x000A;parse&#x000D;&#x000A;primitives&#x000D;&#x000A;comment&#x000D;&#x000A;globalFuncs</Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Keywords3">true false not and or</Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Keywords4">this</Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Keywords5"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Keywords6"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Keywords7"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Keywords8"></Keywords>
                <Keywords name="Delimiters">00&apos; 01 02&apos; 03( 04 05) 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23</Keywords>
            </KeywordLists>
            <Styles>
                <WordsStyle name="DEFAULT" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="COMMENTS" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="LINE COMMENTS" fgColor="5E86BD" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="NUMBERS" fgColor="FF00FF" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="KEYWORDS1" fgColor="C10000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="1" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="KEYWORDS2" fgColor="000080" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="1" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="KEYWORDS3" fgColor="FF8000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="1" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="KEYWORDS4" fgColor="129300" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="1" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="KEYWORDS5" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="KEYWORDS6" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="KEYWORDS7" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="KEYWORDS8" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="OPERATORS" fgColor="0000FF" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="1" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="FOLDER IN CODE1" fgColor="FF0000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="1" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="FOLDER IN CODE2" fgColor="FF0000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="1" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="FOLDER IN COMMENT" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="DELIMITERS1" fgColor="FF00FF" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="DELIMITERS2" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="100924419" />
                <WordsStyle name="DELIMITERS3" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="DELIMITERS4" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="DELIMITERS5" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="DELIMITERS6" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="DELIMITERS7" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
                <WordsStyle name="DELIMITERS8" fgColor="000000" bgColor="FFFFFF" fontName="" fontStyle="0" nesting="0" />
            </Styles>
        </UserLang>
    </NotepadPlus>


  • Here is the code !

    
    method justToShowYouThingsAreStrange {
      b1 = 2
      b2 = 3
      var = (b1 + b2)
      }
    
    method project ProjectEditor { return project }
    method stage ProjectEditor { return stage }
    method library ProjectEditor { return library }
    method scripter ProjectEditor { return scripter }
    
    to recover baseFilename {
      // Save any projects in memory (usually only one) to files.
      if (isNil baseFilename) { baseFilename = 'recovered' }
      baseFilename = (withoutExtension (filePart baseFilename))
      gc // dispose of unreachable projects
      for editor (allInstances 'ProjectEditor') {
    	fileName = (uniqueNameNotIn (listFiles (userHomePath)) baseFilename 'gpp')
    	saveProject (project editor) (join (userHomePath) '/' fileName)
      }
    }
    
    to startProjectEditorFromMorphic {
      // Start the project editor from the morphic background menu.
      page = (global 'page')
      if (not (confirm (global 'page') nil 'Enter project editor (current morphs will be lost)?')) {
      	return
      }
      removeAllParts (morph page)
      editor = (initialize (new 'ProjectEditor') (emptyProject))
      addPart page editor
      pageResized editor
      developerModeChanged editor
    }
    


  • The functions can be defined by ‘method’ (for class) or ‘to’ for global functions.



  • @Spiralo-Idioide

    which npp version do you use? Can be found as debug-info from ? menu (last menu item). With 7.7.1 it seems that folding is correct, regardless whether I open a gp file or if using a new file. Btw. I have add the gp to the extensions in udl.



  • Yes, I’m using 7.4.2. I’m going to update now.



  • @Spiralo-Idioide

    don’t update. Download a zipped version and see if this changes what you want.
    There are a lot of changes since 7.4, so you might run into other troubles.



  • @Spiralo-Idioide

    When variable contains numbers in it’s name and is inside parenthesis, the nuber are highlighted.

    Is caused by the delimiter2 setting to allow nesting with numbers. What do you try to achieve with this delimiter?



  • I tried v7.7.1 and sadly it didn’t resolve my folding problem. And about the delimiter 2, I used it because if don’t numbers are not highlighted at all inside parenthesis.



  • But in the folding problem is not my main question with the workaround of opening a new file. I’m more intrusted in the variables/functions highlighting. If you could help would be awesome anyway.



  • @Spiralo-Idioide

    I tried v7.7.1 and sadly it didn’t resolve my folding problem

    With the same code you sent? What exactly do you do to see this behavior.

    about the delimiter 2, I used it because if don’t numbers are not highlighted at all inside parenthesis

    What do you try to achieve with this delimiter? Why is it needed at all?



  • I used delimiter 2 with parenthesis because when I’m not using it, numbers and strings are not highlighted at all, wich is kind of worse. But this is really not an issue. Just like the folding problem.



  • @Spiralo-Idioide

    for function list you need to edit functionList.xml

    I added to the end of associationMap tag

    			<association id=    "gp_function"      userDefinedLangName="GP"                />
    			<association id=    "gp_function"      ext=".gp"                               />
    

    and a new parser tag

    			<parser
    				displayName="GP"
    				id         ="gp_function"
    			>
    				<!-- <classRange -->
    					<!-- mainExpr    ="(?&lt;=^class\x20).*?(?=\n\S|\Z)" -->
    				<!-- > -->
    					<!-- <className> -->
    						<!-- <nameExpr expr="\w+(?=[\(|:])" /> -->
    					<!-- </className> -->
    					<!-- <function -->
    						<!-- mainExpr="(?&lt;=def\x20).+?(?=:)" -->
    					<!-- > -->
    						<!-- <functionName> -->
    							<!-- <funcNameExpr expr=".*" /> -->
    						<!-- </functionName> -->
    					<!-- </function> -->
    				<!-- </classRange> -->
    				<function
    					mainExpr="(?m-s)(?&lt;=to\x20).+?(?={.*$)"
    				>
    					<functionName>
    						<nameExpr expr=".*" />
    					</functionName>
    				</function>
    			</parser>
    

    The open part is how a class and its methods are defined. Is not part of your sample code.

    Note, once you edit functionlist.xml you need to restart npp in order to make it work.


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