Using \\ as the start to a comment line



  • How do I add a style to the sql language (or any language) to recognize \ as the beginning of a comment and highlight it as such? I’m copy code from my Jitterbit scripts which is based on Salesforce SQL.

    Thanks



  • Expanding a builtin language for anything other than a keyword is not something you can do without access to the source code.

    You could use a User Defined Language, but you’d probably feel it didn’t meet all your needs. If that was enough, a UDL will allow \\ to mark a comment line, like so:
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    However, you can add extra highlighting to a builtin lexer (like the SQL lexer) using regexes via the script EnhanceAnyBuiltinLexer.py that @Ekopalypse shares in this linked post


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