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Allegro CL version 9.0
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colorize-source-code

Arguments: lisp-edit-pane &key entire-buffer levels skip-preroll skip-invalidation from-position

Colorizes some or all of the text in a lisp-edit-pane. This is intended for use with Common Lisp source code, and results with other sorts of text would be rather arbitrary. The purpose is to visually distinguish various elements of source code so that programmers may more easily spot what they are looking for, and also to make typos more apparent. This function is used (optionally) by the IDE editor, and an application that handles source code could call this function as well.

This function may be called explicitly, and is also called automatically if either of the configuration options colorize-on-load-file or colorize-on-typing are enabled. Other configuration options control what types of elements are colorized and which color to use for each type; these options are:

The IDE never saves colorization into the file that is written from an editor buffer.

lisp-edit-pane should be the lisp-edit-pane to colorize.

If entire-buffer and levels are both nil (as they are by default), then the top-level definition that surrounds the current text cursor position (or from-position if specified) is colorized. If entire-buffer is true, then all of the text in the lisp-edit-pane is colorized. Otherwise, if levels is true then it should be a positive integer that indicates how many s-expressions outward to colorize backward from the current text cursor position (or from-position if specified). For example, if levels is 2 (and entire-buffer and from-position are nil), then the colorization will be done from the beginning of the s-expression that surrounds the s-expression that surrounds the current text cursor position, to the current text cursor position.

skip-preroll is used internally and is not intended for use by applications.

If skip-invalidation is nil, as it is by default, then the part of the lisp-edit-pane that may have changed is invalidated at the end so that it is redrawn to reveal any new colors. If it is true then no invaildation is done. Generally, true should be specified only if you know that the window will be redrawn later by some other means; this may avoid flashing caused by multiple redisplays, since the text control may redraw itself immediately when invalidated rather than waiting until no more events are queued as most windows do.

If from-position is nil, as it is by default, then the colorization is based on the current text cursor position. Otherwise it should be a character index (a non-negative integer) indicating the position on which to base the colorization.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 9.0. This page was not revised from the 8.2 page.
Created 2012.5.30.

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