Sunday, August 20, 2006

Autohighlight moves to a permanent home

After a lengthy stay in no-man's land, Autohighlight finally has a home! As described on the home page, autohighlight is a project I worked on with another student in Spring 2006 whose purpose it was to automatically generate syntax description files for VIM and EMACS when given an input grammar in BNF form. The project was a mixed success, when taken in light of the fact it was implemented in 2 months, and the problem of reducing a context-free language to regular expressions is inherently intractable! Anyway, I hope someone gets use out of the code; it looks promising. Update: The url is really


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