skylighting VS pretty

Compare skylighting vs pretty and see what are their differences.


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


Haskell Pretty-printer library (by haskell)
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skylighting pretty
2 0
182 67
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7.6 0.0
about 1 month ago 7 months ago
Haskell Haskell
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 pretty. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning pretty yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

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

pandoc - Universal markup converter


modern-uri - Modern library for working with URIs

trasa-reflex - Safe web routing in haskell

wybor - Console line fuzzy search

xmlgen - XML generator library for Haskell

arx - Bundles code and a job to run for local or remote execution.

MoeDict - Haskell Utilities working with JSON dataset

mustache-haskell - mustache implementation in Haskell

pretty-show-ansi-wl - Pretty-show, but for ansi-wl-pprint

diagrams-pandoc - A pandoc filter to express diagrams inline using the haskell EDSL diagrams.

hxt-charproperties - Haskell XML Toolbox