[TxMt] Nested Styles Interaction
taylott at design42.net
Sat Sep 10 13:54:45 UTC 2005
I'm experimenting with crazy nested syntax coloring.
I can't seem to figure out how to make all the transparent background
colors interact properly.
Ideally I'd like to define a scope:
scope test = everything within "(...)"
Then set a syntax color of transparent background color.
scope: test = White 10% opaque
Then nest a bunch of them inside each other.
zero (one (two (three (four (five (six (seven (eight ))))))))
result: The transparent background color would compound and gradually
n/a (10% (20% (30% (40% (50% (60% (70% (80% ))))))))
If I could get this to work, I could color different block types with
a massive background color & the content colors would be based on the
EG: HTML tags = blue BG, embedded ASP = red BG, strings = yellow
BG ... string in html tags = green, string in asp = orange.
With what I know now I could simulate this by explicitly setting the
background colors for every possible combination of elements, but
that's a lot of work. And if I decide to change the hue of something
I have to manually recalculate all of those static simulations of
I can get things to interact with the background color.
If I change the BG color for the scope "source" all the transparent
things define their transparency based on that color.
Also the line highlight & selection colors.
Am I asking for too much?
Will this make performance suffer?
Is this already possible, but I just can't figure it out?
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