# HaskellWiki:Syntax highlighting

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== Inline formatting with <code><hask></code> == |
== Inline formatting with <code><hask></code> == |

## Revision as of 23:31, 13 March 2006

**Syntax highlighting** works for a bunch of languages including Haskell, using GeSHi and Jason Dagit's Haskell file, somewhat modified.

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## 1 Block formatting with `<haskell>`

To highlight syntax of a block of Haskell, enclose it in `<haskell>`

...`</haskell>`

. This uses the `<pre>`

element. For instance:

{- My program -} import Prelude foo :: (Monad m) -> m (Int,Int) foo = (x-2,x - 1) where x = 3 -- The main function main :: IO () main = do a <- foo putStr ("And the answer is: " ++(show (fst a))++"\n")

## 2 Inline formatting with `<hask>`

To highlight syntax of inline Haskell snippets, enclose the span in `<hask>`

...`</hask>`

. This uses the `<code>`

element, which is inline. For instance: Inline highlighting is a bit of a hack at the moment, and may be buggy.

## 3 Styles

For Haskell (only) I have deliberately removed all formatting apart from foreground colour, and those I have tried to keep dark so as not to be visually distracting.

This is what I am trying to achieve:

- comments: grey
- keywords (including symbols): blue
- value literals: dark green
- known value identifiers (including symbols): green
- known type identifiers: red
- known classes: purple
- known modules: brown

I may also indent the entire block, similar to <blockquote>.

—Ashley Y 07:46, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

## 4 Other languages

This works for certain other languages too. For lisp, for instance, use `<pre-lisp>`

...`</pre-lisp>`

to format a block of lisp, and `<code-lisp>`

...`</code-lisp>`

to format text inline. `<haskell>`

the same as `<pre-haskell>`

and `<hask>`

the same as `<code-haskell>`

.