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Ok, сontinuing the theme of highlighting. Why doesn't Stack Overflow highlight the "get" and "set" keywords? Even with <!-- language: lang-c# -->:

public class Something
{
    private readonly int field;
    public int Property { get; protected set; }
}

EDIT: there is also an issue with "readonly".

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It is not Stackoverflow fault. SO uses third party library (google prettify) for highlighting. Tell them about this problem, and, I guess, as far as google release new version, you'll get highlighting here. –  om-nom-nom Apr 18 '12 at 18:18
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Because this issue is still open (sort of; identifying the properties in the lexer to properly highlight the get/set is non-trivial). –  Tim Stone Apr 18 '12 at 18:21
    
@om-nom-nom But those libraries are either open source or tunable. –  Lorond Apr 18 '12 at 18:23
    
@TimStone Thanks. –  Lorond Apr 18 '12 at 18:25
    
@Lorond Yes, but I suppose SE doesn't want to maintain an own clone/fork of the library when the improvement could go into the main release. –  Paŭlo Ebermann Apr 18 '12 at 19:22
    
SO is (quite rightly) telling you that properties are a lousy idea, and you shouldn't use them. –  Jerry Coffin Apr 18 '12 at 19:31
    
@Jerry: [citation-required] I can think of lots of reasons to use properties when you're writing C# code, if only because the .NET Framework does this extensively itself. –  Cody Gray Apr 18 '12 at 20:17
    
@TheEstablishment: Yes, .NET is lousy design. You can cite me, if you want. When it comes to designing code, I'm obviously a much better authority than whoever made the decisions in that design! :-) –  Jerry Coffin Apr 18 '12 at 20:25
    
@JerryCoffin: It's hard to tell if you're joking or not. I like you're style...or do I? –  Brian Gideon Apr 18 '12 at 21:01
    
@BrianGideon: I usually don't know for sure either. –  Jerry Coffin Apr 18 '12 at 21:11

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As Tim noted in comments, this is something you'll need to take up with the Prettify folks to get this implemented (if it is even possible and desirable).

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