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AEzell (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Recently, Marijn and Adrian, the developers and maintainers of CodeMirror posted an explanation of the big changes they have in-store for Version 6 of CodeMirror: https://codemirror.net/6/

I work with the Community Tech team which helped integrate CodeMirror with the wikitext editor. Given this new version, we want to do two things.

First, we want to voice our support for Marijn and Adrian in their efforts. CodeMirror and the syntax highlighting it provides via this extension are a valuable feature for MW users.

Second, I'd like to gather some feedback on the current extension's strengths and what it lacks. If we take on the work to integrate this new version, we want to be sure to keep things that users like now and possibly fix or add features that users want. Marijn and Adrian are building CodeMirror with their own feature set in mind. We cannot and would not try to dictate feature requests or bug fixes. In the interest of collaboration, we do want to collect as much user feedback as we can so we can all have a better library and extension.

Our hope is that the new version will enable much easier integration which will create fewer bugs with the extension. Your input here can go a long way to making that true. It's important to point out that this is a preliminary discussion as the timeline for a finished library and my team's ability to start working with it is currently unknown.

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