[NTG-context] Pretty print Ctx code into HTML

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 09:27:19 CEST 2016

On 24 August 2016 at 09:05, Procházka Lukáš Ing. wrote:
> Hello Mojca,
> thanks for the answer.
> I need a COMMAND LINE solution for Windows - my intention is to process many
> (tens-hundreds) ConTeXt files into HTML - just to make their code
> better-readable.

Vim *is* command-line, isn't it?
(And if you ask me, it is a lot more user-friendly on Windows than it
is on Linux/Mac :)

> And - as e.g. Ctx wiki has pretty-printing Ctx source - I believe there is
> such tool...

That must be some php plugin.

But you just reminded me that ConTeXt in fact has a lua script build
in already that generates a "pretty-printed" HTML that's basically the
same as what you see in Scite.

I'm sure Hans knows the invocation by heart, but I can look it up as well.
This is how the output looks like:


> On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:13:06 +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> On 24 August 2016 at 07:15, Lukáš Procházka wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> does anybody know about a tool (maybe ConTeXt has something like this
>>> built-in) which would convert ConTeXt code into pretty-printed HTML code?
>>> E.g.:
>>> ---- t.mkiv
>>> \starttext
>>>   \foo[bar] baz
>>> \stoptext
>>> ----
>>> to be rewritten into e.g.:
>>> ---- t.html
>>> <pre class="keyword">\starttext</pre>
>>>   <pre class="keyword">\foo</pre><pre class="bracet">[</pre>bar<pre
>>> class="bracet">]</pre><pre> baz</pre>
>>> <pre class="keyword">\stoptext<pre>
>>> ----
>> I used vim and TextMate (text editors) in the past to achieve that.
>> In theory ConTeXt has XML/HTML output and can parse text either using
>> the vim module or the built-in lua-based lexers, so it's probably
>> doable, but it might be far easier to go through some text editor. I'm
>> sure Scite (with syntax highlighting definitions written by Hans) can
>> do that as well.
>> http://superuser.com/a/565102
>> Mojca

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