skylighting VS arx

Compare skylighting vs arx and see what are their differences.


A Haskell syntax highlighting library with tokenizers derived from KDE syntax highlighting descriptions (by jgm)


Bundles code and a job to run for local or remote execution. (by solidsnack)
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skylighting arx
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7.6 0.0
about 1 month ago about 4 years ago
Haskell Shell
GNU General Public License v2.0 only BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of skylighting. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-23.
  • Custom syntax highlighting in quarto doc code chunks
    3 projects | /r/RStudio | 23 Oct 2022
    2) Pandoc invokes the skylight Haskell library, which uses XML syntax descriptions to define which tokens/pieces of a given language have which "role". Skylight will parse your code and tag each part of it according to those rules. You can edit those XML files (or create new ones). Check this page for a description of how they work. You'll find the existing KDE XML syntax descriptors here.


Posts with mentions or reviews of arx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-13.
  • Show HN: Usr/bin/env Docker run
    4 projects | | 13 Jan 2024
    For those wanting to go down the self-extracting executable route, I recommend arx (it generates that sort of tarball-prepended-with-shell-script you describe)

    The `nix bundle` command can generate an arx file, which includes all of an application's dependencies. As an example, we started getting issues with an EC2 server whose image was an accumulation of changes over several years; whilst we worked on migrating to a saner setup (containers defined using Nix), as a stop-gap we got the server working again by using `nix bundle` to create an arx executable containing working versions of all the application's dependencies, which we could copy to the existing server as a drop-in replacement of the existing (broken) command.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing skylighting and arx you can also consider the following projects:

pandoc - Universal markup converter


modern-uri - Modern library for working with URIs

xmlgen - XML generator library for Haskell

wybor - Console line fuzzy search

pretty - Haskell Pretty-printer library

MoeDict - Haskell Utilities working with JSON dataset

hprotoc - Haskell protocol-buffers package

patat - Terminal-based presentations using Pandoc

texmath - A Haskell library for converting LaTeX math to MathML.

pcre2 - Complete Haskell binding to PCRE2

HandsomeSoup - Easy HTML parsing for Haskell