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1) What engine is used for syntax highlighting?

2) If SE an external engine, is there a way that we lowly users can make upstream changes that could be pushed?

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See Changes to syntax highlighting about which engine is used (Google Prettify). –  Paŭlo Ebermann Sep 4 '11 at 22:09
    
Also note that the tags shell and bash seem to have conflicting syntax rules, which reverts back to default = "let prettify guess what language it is". I removed the shell tag from your question, but this did not change anything. Looks like a Prettify bug. –  Paŭlo Ebermann Sep 4 '11 at 22:18
    
@Paulo if we push changes to prettify, will SO pick them up? –  Foo Bah Sep 4 '11 at 22:20
    
I would suppose that this is the case. At least, this is much more probable than SE making a local change to fix this. But to be sure, we would need an SE employee to confirm. –  Paŭlo Ebermann Sep 4 '11 at 22:35
    
This code is affected as well, as it uses $#. Did someone take this upstream already? If so, do you have any pointers where we can monitor progress? –  MvG Sep 27 '12 at 13:01
    
Looking at the referenced post, it seems the issue is resolved now. Do you want to adjust the tags accordingly? –  MvG May 2 '13 at 12:47

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Google Prettify has an issue which indicates that this is now fixed by a commit from 2012-07-06.
Can we please get this fix installed on SO to check whether it works as advertised?

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