Expense proposal: Restore Sublime syntax highlighting support for Dhall


#1

Somebody brought to my attention on Slack that the GitHub repository for the Sublime syntax highlighting plugin for Dhall has gone missing (the repository and the owner’s GitHub account are gone). The scope of this proposal is to restore/reimplement that support and I propose reserving $200 to fund that work.

According to our expense guidelines I need to formally document the following:

  • What purpose is the expense for?

    To create a Sublime plugin for Dhall that supports syntax highlighting

  • Is this a one-time or recurring expense?

    One-time

  • What is the amount you wish to expense?

    $200

Also, the expense has to be approved by the same process that we approve changes to the language standard


#2

Has the repo completely disappeared? Would this involve starting from scratch? I’m not familiar with syntax highlighting but that sounds like a lot more work that what we’ve previously allocated $200 for


#3

Maybe @vmchale can comment on how much work is involved since she maintains the equivalent syntax support for VSCode