This week (in version 0.5.0), we are introducing another color-related feature: syntax highlighting in the Scala compiler output!
Here's how it looks in practice:
Much nicer than the all-same-color default, isn't it?
But what is Clippy?
How can I use it?
The easiest way to use Clippy is through an SBT plugin. You can enable Clippy globally by first adding the following to
addSbtPlugin("com.softwaremill.clippy" % "plugin-sbt" % "0.5.0")
Color-related features are currently disabled by default. To enable them, edit
~/.sbt/0.13/build.sbt and add:
import com.softwaremill.clippy.ClippySbtPlugin._ clippyColorsEnabled := true
Clippy can be also used directly as a compiler plugin, and configured via compiler plugin options (without SBT). See the readme for details.
As for the question you are probably asking yourselves right now - yes, you can customize the colors that Clippy uses for syntax highlighting. For example, to customize the color of literals, in
clippyColorLiteral := Some(ClippyColor.Magenta)