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Syntax highlighting[edit]

Hi,

I made this edit because the page is in this category because it uses <syntaxhighlight> without specifying a language. This is an error. If you want to have the code blocks be plain unhighlighted text, you can use <pre> instead (or set lang="text", but I figure that would be semantically incorrect).

I understand your reason behind the change (and MOS:SYNTAX agrees that both forms are allowed), but since nearly all pages related to system calls and C library functions already use syntax highlighting in code examples, I think consistency between pages on closely related topics is important. For example, every page in Category:C POSIX library (with one minor exception) and every page in Category:C standard library uses syntax highlighting in its code examples.

I don't think getaddrinfo is a special function that necessitates going against what appears to be the convention here, and if we're going to change one it makes sense to change them all. I suggest a broader discussion on WT:COMPUTING or WT:COMPSCI. What do you think?

Thanks,
— Earwig talk 00:26, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

I have tried a different style of highlighting in the article, which make more sense to me and is easily understood by non-programmers. I did not realize that the source tag generates tracking when not used with a language, this seems to be a bug, IMHO. I can understand the desire to track source tags as such, to generate an automatic category, but to require a language seems excessively zealous. I would have preferred to use the poem tag, to permit highlighting of specific terms with a font color tag, but that tag interprets language syntax as wiki syntax. It appears to me, that syntax highlighting is introduced by programmers who think it being cool, not for reasonable arguments. Highlighting is a programmers tool, i.e. when programming to detect syntax errors when sections of code show up in the wrong colors, but it makes little sense for documenting intact code, and no sense for code fragments. While there may be useful instances, the articles that benefit may be rare. Kbrose (talk) 16:51, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
<source> is a (somewhat deprecated and very poorly chosen) alternate name for <syntaxhighlight>; I think it should be clearer in that case why this is an intentional error, as it's not designed for marking language-agnostic code. MOS:PSEUDOCODE shows how you can write manually highlighted blocks, though it's a bit tedious. For what it's worth, I fully support using pseudocode in that style for algorithm descriptions. I like what you did here and will agree now that the fragments don't need highlighting, but I still think combining the line highlights with the syntax highlighter itself looks better overall for the code example at the bottom. Will think on it for a bit, perhaps. — Earwig talk 19:26, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

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Would like to emphasize that kibibyte is 2 to the power of 10[edit]

Hi Kbrose,

You reverted my edit, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kibibyte&oldid=prev&diff=693914509 Your reasons were that my edit was clumsy and not needed. I agree somewhat but think that the part where I mention that a kibibyte holds 2 10 bytes of information is important, because it is important to the definition of kibibyte that it involves a power of two to the ten, just like it is important to the mebibit that it contains 220 bits, as written in the lead of the mebibit page. I've made an edit on kibibyte. Let me know if it satisfies you.

makeswell (talk) 01:21, 17 January 2016 (UTC)