Vim Syntax Highlighting and Indenting Support for k and q/kdb+
This repository contains slightly modified variants of the syntax highlighting files of Simon Garland for the k and q/kdb+ programming languages. All credits go to the original author, Simon Garland. There are other variants, namely:
Why another variant? I did not like the highlight link to-group target colors in the original one, especially with the solarized-dark color scheme.
For example, I almost exclusively use
// to begin line comments in q, not with any particular special meaning or emphasis, just to keep compatibility with other editors' C-like syntax highlighting schemes lacking syntax highlighting for q. Originally, target color for the
kSpecialComment group covering line comments starting with
SpecialComment, which translates to a strong red color in case of solarized-dark. Now it is simply
Comment, which is the expected-by-me neutral grey color. See the
hi link commands for all the minor target-group tweaks.
Installation without a plugin manager. The following is an excerpt from the original
readme.txt by Simon Garland.
Copy the files [...] to your vim home directory (probably
If you already have a
filetype.vimthen just insert the additional k and q lines.
<indent>to their corresponding directories, creating them if need be.
Most of the work is done in
k.vim(which is loaded into
q.vim) as q "only" adds the functions in
<.q>as primitives, and relaxes the restriction on underscores in names.
Syntax highlighting in action. The following screenshot shows the q.k file opened in vim with k syntax highlighting enabled, using the solarized-dark color scheme.