Earlier this year I switched to a (mostly) monochromatic theme for coding in emacs. It has been a great experiment so far. I even tried switching back to a colorful theme the other day, and it was so distracting that I ended up switching back. Even though I'm not using much syntax highlighting, I quickly made an exception for commented code. That had to be a darker color so that my eyes could quickly distinguish between code and comments.
I don't do a whole lot of commenting, but I tend to leave a bunch of
TODO markers to circle back to later. Occasionally I will leave a
QUESTION marker, or the exceedingly rare
I've decided to make an exception to my monochromatic theme. Comment markers are more helpful if they jump out at me, so I'm choosing to colorize them.
;; Colorful Markers (setq fixme-modes '(c++-mode c-mode emacs-lisp-mode js2-mode go-mode)) (make-face 'font-lock-fixme-face) (make-face 'font-lock-study-face) (make-face 'font-lock-important-face) (make-face 'font-lock-question-face) (make-face 'font-lock-note-face) (make-face 'font-lock-see-face) (mapc (lambda (mode) (font-lock-add-keywords mode '(("\\<\\(TODO\\)" 1 'font-lock-fixme-face t) ("\\<\\(STUDY\\)" 1 'font-lock-study-face t) ("\\<\\(IMPORTANT\\)" 1 'font-lock-important-face t) ("\\<\\(QUESTION\\)" 1 'font-lock-question-face t) ("\\<\\(SEE\\)" 1 'font-lock-see-face t) ("\\<\\(NOTE\\)" 1 'font-lock-note-face t)))) fixme-modes) (modify-face 'font-lock-fixme-face "#D64C2A" nil nil t nil t nil nil) (modify-face 'font-lock-study-face "Yellow" nil nil t nil t nil nil) (modify-face 'font-lock-important-face "Yellow" nil nil t nil t nil nil) (modify-face 'font-lock-question-face "#ffa500" nil nil t nil t nil nil) (modify-face 'font-lock-see-face "#88C9F0" nil nil t nil t nil nil) (modify-face 'font-lock-note-face "#8ABB93" nil nil t nil t nil nil)
I started with Casey Muratori's code from his
.emacs file in Handmade Hero, and added a little bit to it.