plain text python source -> HTML syntax highlighted source

Jim Richardson warlock at
Tue May 2 00:19:22 EDT 2000

On Mon, 1 May 2000 10:34:11 -0600 , 
 Mike Steed, in the persona of <MSteed at>,
 brought forth the following words...:

>> From: Ivan Van Laningham [mailto:ivanlan at]
>> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 9:38 AM
>> To: Python Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: plain text python source -> HTML syntax 
>> highlighted source
>> Hi All--
>> Mike Steed wrote:
>> > 
>> [snip]
>> > This is probably not what you were thinking of, but Vim can 
>> > do this.  Open your file and choose Syntax->Convert to HTML.
>> > The output is an HTML-ized version of your file with whatever
>> > syntax highlighting you have defined.
>> I didn't know you could do this.  This is really cool, but be warned
>> that it does not expand tabs into spaces, so the html version may
>> *still* not look exactly like you want. ...
>Hmm, maybe in an older version.  The script (syntax/2html.vim) that comes
>with Vim 5.6 converts tabs to spaces according to your current 'tabstop'

Just when I think Vim has no more surprises for me:)

(Jim, who just wishes Vim used python as a macro language.)

Jim Richardson
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