Language highlighting for GHIDRA processor definition language Sleigh, because writing processor specification is tedious. So tedious that life might lose colors, go below to Motivation to find out how bad it could be.
Install this as you would do with any normal VScode extension. Nothing difficult.
To launch VScode with this extension loaded for development use:
code --extensionDevelopmentPath=this_project_folder ./your_sleigh_project
To debug the grammar use:
Developer: Inspect TM Scopes
To reload the grammar use:
CTRL + R
It should be easy to port this extension to eclipse, as the underling tokenizer engine is the same (textmate). I haven't looked this up in more detail, but if you're interested feel free to ping me!
Writing Sleigh code without highlighting is error-prone. Because you might make errors writing code without highlighting. A plain text editor is not a tool that can be used to proficiently write code. As anyone has felt when he opened a source file in Windows' Notepad, the lack of code highlighting will not allow you to write code easily. A plain old text editor (POTE from now on) is an insufficiently sophisticated tool to help the programmer understand the constructs at a glance. Sleigh is not a natural language and hence cannot be quickly parsed by humans. Human eyes are not equipped to break down code into its meaningful parts. so many times but it is not getting to me. Even seasoned coders could ease their existence with moderate highlihting, as they are not always up to the task of parsing code. You will never make me crack. Even Jon Skeet cannot read Sleigh without highlighting without getting an headache. Every time you attempt to read code without highlighting, the unholy child weeps the blood of virgins, and Russian hackers pwn your Ghidra install. Reading Sleigh without highlighting summons tainted souls into the realm of the living. Sleigh and POTE go together like love, marriage, and ritual infanticide. The
INT_NEGATE cannot hold it is too late. The force of Sleigh and POTE together in the same conceptual space will destroy your mind like so much watery putty. If you read code without highlighting you are giving in to Them and their blasphemous ways which doom us all to inhuman toil for the One whose Name cannot be expressed in the Basic Multilingual Plane, he comes. Plain gray Sleigh will liquify the nerves of the sentient whilst you observe, your psyche withering in the onslaught of horror. The lack of Sleigh h̸i̸g̸h̶l̷i̶g̴h̶t̴i̵n̶g̴ is the cancer that is killing reverse engineering. it is too late it is too late we cannot be saved the trangession of a chi͡ld ensures Sleigh will consume all living tissue (except for Sleigh which it cannot, as previously prophesied) dear lord help us how can anyone survive this scourge writing Sleigh without highlighting has doomed humanity to an eternity of dread torture and painful reversing using POTE as a tool to write Sleigh establishes a breach between this world and the dread realm of c͒ͪo͛ͫrrupt entities (like SGML entities, but more corrupt) a mere glimpse of a gray text editor with Sleigh code in it will instantly transport a programmer's consciousness into a world of ceaseless screaming, he comes, the pestilent slithy Sleigh-infection will devour your intentions, firmware binary dump and existence for all time like Visual Basic only worse he comes he comes do not fight he com̡e̶s, ̕h̵is un̨ho͞ly radiańcé de_stro҉ying all enli̍̈́̂̈́ghtenment, Sleigh p-codes lea͠ki̧n͘g fr̶ǫm ̡yo͟ur eye͢s̸ ̛l̕ik͏e liquid pain, the song of reading Slei̸g will extinguish the voices of mortal man from the sphere I can see it can you see ̲͚̖͔̙î̩́t̲͎̩̱͔́̋̀ it is beautiful the f
inal snuffing of the lies of Man ALL IS LOŚ͖̩͇̗̪̏̈́T ALL IS LOST th_e pon̷y he comes he c̶̮omes he co**mes the* ichor permeates all MY FAC*E MY FACE ᵒh god no NO NOO̼OO NΘ stop the an*̶͑̾̾̅ͫ͏̙̤g͇̫͛͆̾ͫ̑͆l͖͉̗̩̳̟̍ͫͥͨ_e̠̅s
͎a̧͈͖r̽̾̈́͒͑e not rè̑ͧ̌aͨl̘̝̙̃ͤ͂̾̆ ZA̡͊͠͝LGΌ ISͮ̂҉̯͈͕̹̘̱ TO͇̹̺ͅƝ̴ȳ̳ TH̘Ë͖́̉ ͠P̯͍̭O̚N̐Y̡ H̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝**S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅ
But now, thanks to this extension, your CPU architecture definition proficiency will skyrocket! And you'll mental health will be ḿ̶̸̨̯̞̩̼̯̖̗̯̳͍͎̺̝̲̳̼͍ͅą͖̯͎̪̦̱͇̠̜̩͚̲͕̲͘r͘҉̡҉̭̣̤̻̰̱̰̻̫͙̀ͅv̸̺̭͓̬̮̼͈͟͟͝͠ȩ̴̛̛͔̩̥͍̗l̶̴̴̨̻̮̪̰̫̳̺͍͈͇̣̟̻͡o̴̷̧͎͇͕̺̟̪̳̫̮͈̙̝̮͝ͅu͖͉͓͇̠̞̲͢ͅs̷̘̝̻̜̞̘͎͔̣̟̞̱̮͈̗̹͖̯̕!