- serendipity_event_geshi – a markup plugin which requires author to write extra, BB-Code-like markup for code highlighing; it seems to work quite well, but apparently uses quite a bit of server ressources(?) (not sure about that)
- serendipity_event_dpsyntaxhighlighter – I assume this is supposed to work without extra markup or even classes, but I can't tell since I couldn't get it to work; more importantly, the JS plugin it uses has seen its last (official) release in July 2010; the author seems to be still working on it, however
- serendipity_event_prettify – which was broken, but I think I managed to fix that; the JS plugin it uses also is still actively maintained, but they don't seem to do versioning(?)
Can anyone tell if dp and prettify could be combined or does that not make sense? Also, while we're at it, could we add prism to the plugin? It's a very modern, lightweight syntax highlighter, actively maintained. Or should I just try to create a fourth plugin for prism? (I really don't want to and am not sure I could.)
Don't get me wrong, this is not super-important or anything, I just think that it doesn't “look good” to not have a nice, working, current syntax highlighting plugin given that we have quite a large user base in the technical area.