On Dec 22, 2006, at 1:48 PM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:
For most changes you want to do, including the one
you should simply create a new language, and in its patterns add
the rules you want and finish by adding a rule that does: include =
'text.tex.latex'. See http://macromates.com/textmate/manual/
language_grammars#language_grammars for details. But the reason I
was asking you for what particular changes you want to do is that
this method should allow most changes you might want, but perhaps
not all of them. It is certainly the most forward compatible method.
Fine, thanks. So, I created a new language "LaTeX HF" which included
fileTypes = ( 'tex' );
followed by my changes, and a rule include = 'text.tex.latex'. In
terms of syntax coloring the LaTeX source, this method does all what
I want it to. Cool. However, I have two related technical questions.
1. What are possible ways to make this file take precedence over the
original LaTeX language file? So far, I have changed it manually in
the language selection at the bottom of the editor window. Is there
an automatic way? I guess that I could also remove the above to lines
from the original LaTeX language file ... but if I am not mistaken,
these changes would mean that future updates to the LaTeX file will
be ignored. Is that correct?
2. Which brought up another question for me. Let's assume I made
changes to one of the supplied language files. Is there a way to
"revert" those changes so that the language file is *for sure* the
original one (so that updates are not going to be ignored), without
loosing other changes (new cammands etc.) to the associated bundle?