Broken syntax highlighting for the Julia language

There are situations where the Julia syntax highlighter fails, as seen here:

It seems that μ' is somehow causing problems. Note that the single quote in Julia (') directly attached to a variable or expression can be used to transpose it. Maybe the lexer is confused and searches for a closing one? No idea…

Thanks for the feedback and apologies for the delay! I’ve taken your suggestion and passed it along to the appropriate teams. Thanks again for reaching out :grinning:

This doesn’t seem to be fixed yet. Any julia instance with quotes is broken:

The syntax highlighter is broken in many ways. It already fails for a line where I see no reason why the highlighter would choke:

I am not sure how to contribute to this but if it’s somehow open source, I am sure that we (Julia users) can jump in and help out.
There is also a Julia package which can help:

Given that Julia is already in the top 30 of the most popular languages (according to TIOBE:, I think this problem deserves a bit more priority :wink: