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What does this extension do?
This will get you the bleeding-edge syntax highlighting for C++. Which means your theme will be able to color your code better. This used to be a fix, but then VS Code starting using it as the official source for C and C++ highlighting.
NOTE: The default VS Code theme does not color much. Switch to the Dark+ theme (installed by default) or use a theme like one of the following to benefit from the changes:
How do I use it?
Just install the VS Code extension and the changes will automatically be applied to all relevant files.
Comparison (Material Theme)
What is different from atom/language-c?
- The issue of single quotes inside #error and #warning being highlighted when then shouldn't be
- The issue of initialization functions only highlighting the first parenthesis
- The bug that treats the 'and' and 'or' operator as functions (instead of operators) when they are followed by ()'s
- Old C99 function highlighting that broke the standard function highlighting
- The failure of highlighting for the semicolon after namespaces
- The missing operator overloading symbols
- The failure to tag operator overloading functions as functions
- The failure to tag implicit operator overrides
- The marking of some %'s as invalid inside of strings https://github.com/atom/language-c/issues/289
- The highlighting of namespaces with ::'s https://github.com/atom/language-c/issues/260
- The issue of the C++ syntax depending on (and getting screwed up by) the C syntax
- multiple inheritance https://github.com/atom/language-c/issues/245
- And many many more issues (#318, #309, #270, #246, etc)
- Parameter highlighting
- Highlighting of embedded assembly code (if you have an assembly syntax installed)
- Function-pointer highlighting
- Lambda highlighting
- C++14 literal support (
- Template definition syntax highlighting (including C++ 2020 syntax)
- Better object identification
- Improved scope resolution
- Highlighting of templated function calls
- Additional specificity for many existing tags
- Many other features
Like this extension?
If you'd like to help improve the syntax, take a look at
main/main.rb. And make sure to take a look at
documentation/CONTRIBUTING.md to get a better idea of how the code works.
Planned future fixes/features:
- Add tagging for type-casting statements
- Add tagging for custom types words
- Better support for dereferenced/pointer tagging
- Full C++ 2020 support (module imports, arrow return types, etc.)
- Improving template types
What if I see a highlighting bug?
Let me know! Post an issue on https://github.com/jeff-hykin/better-cpp-syntax
I love regular expressions, and PR's are always welcome.
Did you write all of this yourself?
The original JSON was taken from https://github.com/atom/language-c
@matter123 wrote every massive pull request, from simple bugfixes up to the entire textmate testing suite
@j-cortial has fixed many lingering bugs
The #error fix was taken from fnadeau's pull request here: https://github.com/atom/language-c/pull/251
Thank you @matter123, @j-cortial, and @fnadeau!
The rest of the ruby is authored by @jeff-hykin