Is there any other document creator software other than TeX (word processor, DTP, webapp etc.) that can include syntax highlighted source code in a number of programming languages?
For me it seems like a very unique feature to TeX, that without using an external tool (formatter website+copypaste, IDE+copypaste, separate executable, commercial plugin) you can include syntax-highlighted source code.
I'm specifically asking for software with the primary purpose of creating written documents (articles, books etc.), but with the ability to include syntax highlighted source code snippets. I'm aware of the following solutions:
- LaTeX +
listingsor similar package
- LaTeX +
pygmentspython library +
- Word processor + copypaste from an IDE/editor
- Word processor + copypaste from a website such as http://www.tohtml.com
- Word processor + some kind of plugin
From this list only the first option is completely implemented in LaTeX, while the others use at least 2 programs, one for the document editing and another for the highlighting. What I want to verify is the suspicion that LaTeX is the only way to create a document with code snippets without invoking external programs.