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How to syntax highlight a code cell in another language? [duplicate]

I'm learning c/c++/objective-c and I wanted to write my notes in a mathematica notebook. But without the proper syntax color highlighting it looks terrible....
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Python Syntax highlighting in external code cell [duplicate]

Mathematica has python external code cells and they execute using the available python kernel on the machine but the code cells don't have python syntax highlighting which is necessary for ...
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Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
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Metaprogramming in Mathematica

Being functional, and having no "quotation", i.e. essentially treating data and programs semantically same, Mathematica seems naturally capable of doing metaprogramming. But could anyone construct a ...
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Syntax highlighting for your own functions

Mathematica has a useful feature that for functions and special constructs getting passed local variables (for example Minimize or ...
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Implementing efficient multiple undo

At the time this question was asked, version 10 was not out yet. The Front End of Mathematica 10 does have multiple undo, see the answer by John Fultz. The Mathematica Front End's built-in Undo ...
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Special Mathematica Cell to work with R code

I have enjoyed working with R inside Mathematica. But it would be nice If I could have a special R cell. For example, instead of typing ...
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How do I extract the contents of a selected cell as plain text?

My aim is to extract the contents of an Input cells as plain text. Ideally I would like to be able to select one or more Input cells and press a button which would then extract the text from these ...
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Programmatically generate packages from notebook files?

Currently, there are two ways I know of to generate a package (.m) file from a notebook file; one is to set the AutoGeneratedPackage option in the Option Inspector, ...
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Dealing with nested options

OptionValue allows for recent versions of Mathematica (I think as from 7) to easily access optional parameters if they are explicitely given to a function or their default values otherwise. For big ...
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How to Enable Syntax Coloring of Pattern Match Variable Only (i.e. Without Coloring any Associated Pattern)?

Syntax coloring for the following function definition foo[x_List] := ... will color green (and italicize by default) the argument name ...
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Cursor Position / Insertion Point

Is there a way to access (or even set) the cursor position in a Notebook? (By Cursor I refer to the keyboard input postion, or "Insertion Point". For the Mouse we have ...
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Implementing bookmarks in the front end when editing a package

Sometimes when working on larger pieces of code or on a larger package I really miss the option to bookmark the current line/position in the code. Since the front-end is quite extendable my question ...
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Using \n (new line) as delimiter in StringSplit [closed]

While trying to build my own simple C-language highlighter for strings in Mathematica (see here for a very sophisticated highlighter generator package by Leonid Shifrin) I came upon the issue of using ...
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Is it possible to enable syntax highlighting for \[Function]?

This is a bit of a long shot but I am wondering if it is possible to enable syntax highlighting in a function defined with \[Function] without resorting to anything ...

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