Optionally enable escaping to LaTeX anywhere with the LaTeX formatter

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Most of the documents I write in LaTeX are related to my classes (lecture notes, exercises, exams, projects). Frequently I need to include pretty printed source code in them.

Sometimes I want LaTeX to format snippets of the source code. For instance, when I want to write a general name for something, like the condition and the two alternatives in a conditional command:

{{{ if (e) c_1 else c_2 }}}

In this example I would let LaTeX typeset e, c_1 and c_2 in math mode. The reader would have a clue that they are placeholder where they would write an expression and two commands. The remaining of the source code should be highlited normally.

This feature is present in tools like the listings package for LaTeX. But for some reasons I want to use pygments, which misses the feature.

So I propose the following new option to pygments, related to the LaTeX formatter:

{{{ escapeinside If set to a string of length 2, enables escaping to LaTeX. Text delimited by these 2 characters is read as LaTeX code and typeset accordingly. It has no effect in string literals. It has no effect in comments if texcomments or mathescape is set. (default: ''). New in Pygments 1.3.2 }}}

Reported by romildo

Comments (15)

  1. Former user Account Deleted

    The attached patch is an implementation of the feature. It would be very nice if it is accepted for inclusion in the project.

  2. Former user Account Deleted

    The attached hello.pdf file was obtained with the commands:

    $ pygmentize -o hello.tex -f latex -O full=true,escapeinside=
    | hello.c

    $ pdflatex hello

  3. Former user Account Deleted

    I'd also really appreciate this. I am having issues with the LaTeX formatter not having the correct glyphs, and being able to escape into Math mode would let me construct them manually.

  4. Shane Celis

    I'm interested in using this feature for LaTeX source formatting as well. It'd be great to use pygments to style code in literate programming documents.

  5. protz

    @goodwillcoding I saw that you merged in some pull requests recently, would you consider merging this one?

  6. José Romildo Malaquias

    Even more than three years after submitting the patch, I still hope it will be accepted :)

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