Of course! I’ve used|use lots of editors, but that ain’t the point.
If a project has an Issues section as part of their development feedback (like Crystal has, for instance), when people bring issues they are giving feedback about things about the project. It is not expected they (can) propose a solution to it. That’s why people can submit PRs (pull requests) for consideration - to any issue.
That issue I raised was closed literally, literally, minutes after I opened it by one person. He may have been the only person to see it, and obviously no one else had time to ever consider its resolution.
That’s not the way to run a project. It’s just bad manners, period!
Thank goodness people here aren’t like that, and listen to|consider issues people raise.
Of course it may seem dissapointing from a users perspective.
But the answer is appreciative and not rude in any way. I can fully understand that they have a policy to not keep open issues for every language support request. It just doesn’t help anything to keep open issues around. It’s an open source project after all. If someone comes around and contributes a Crystal grammar, they’ll be happy to accept it. But it won’t make a difference if there’s an open issue lurking around.
They use XML files for the syntax engine, you don’t need to know anything about C++ or QT (or even KDE) to add a language. Start copying the Ruby files and then adapt these to Crystal. They are very open to new contributions.
It would seem to me if they wanted people to add more languages they would make it easy to do so.
Is there some link to a How to Add a Language section? or a video?
Where do they store the profiles for all the languages so people can see them?
If you know these things can you provide their information?
As an example, Rosetta Code gives clear instructions and templates on how to add different language solutions to their problems.