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Bug#594482: ITP: libsyntax-ruby -- A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>

* Package name    : libsyntax-ruby
  Version         : 1.0.0
  Upstream Author : Jamis Buck <jamis@jamisbuck.org>
* URL             : http://syntax.rubyforge.org/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: Ruby
  Description     : A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library

This is a simple syntax highlighting library for Ruby. It is a naive syntax
analysis tool, meaning that it does not "understand" the syntaxes of the
languages it processes, but merely does some semi-intelligent pattern matching.

There are primarily two uses for the Syntax library:

# Convert text from a supported syntax to a supported highlight format (like HTML).
# Tokenize text in a supported syntax and process the tokens directly.

While there already exist other Ruby syntax highlighting libraries in Debian,
this one is a dependency of Cucumber, which I RFP'd (#565769) a while ago and
will shortly be converted to an ITP, if not by me then by a colleague.

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