Programming Tips - Which php syntax highlighter should I use?

Date: 2016feb1 Language: php Q. Which php syntax highlighter should I use? A. There appear to be 2 major ones. They both have similar usage. They both include plugins for several languages. Either can detect language. geshi Good: - Included as a package with my distro (php-geshi) - Supports more languages than hyperlight (including java) - Can turn keywords into links Other: - Uses hardcoded properties (eg color) its output html which is a bit ugly. But then you don't need to include a style sheet. hyperlight Bad: - Doesn't support Java highlighting Other: - Uses css class names in output html which is better style but then you need to include the style sheet in your website javascript There are a few javacript highlighters too.