# minted Perl with dollar symbol

I'm using minted to display some Perl, however the "unmatched" '$' in it is breaking compilation. Escaping it with a '\' results in the \ being displayed with the rest of the code block. Is there a way to do this? \mint{perl}{$_[0]}

• As far as I know, \mintinline is only in the development version of minted. As such, this question is mostly off topic, because \mintinline is not an “official” feature. Why don't you try pythontex? – egreg Dec 4 '14 at 12:47
• Yes, sorry, it seems i'm using v2.0-alpha3. I haven't heard of pythontex before, but i'll take a look – LordAro Dec 4 '14 at 12:55
• I changed it so it's not about \mintinline, as that's not really relevant to the question – LordAro Dec 4 '14 at 14:16

You have to escape the special characters:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{minted}
\begin{document}

\mint{perl}|$_[0]| \end{document}  The character | stands for an arbitrary (nonspecial) character that doesn't appear in the text to be processed, like for \verb. You might consider using pythontex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pythontex} \begin{document} \pygment{perl}|$_[0]|

\end{document}


This requires, instead of running pdflatex with the -shell-escape option, running the postprocessor pythontex:

pdflatex filename
pythontex filename
pdflatex filename


Running pythontex is necessary only if some new code is added or existing code has been modified.

In this particular case, also

\pygment{perl}{$_[0]}  works. The result is the same with both packages, because they both use pygmentize. • i cannot seem to use \pygment (with minted) - the command isn't recognised – LordAro Dec 4 '14 at 16:34 • @LordAro No, \pygment is a command for pythontex. My last remark is about how the packages obtain the result. – egreg Dec 4 '14 at 16:35 • ah, i see. however, i can't seem to use the || with mintinline, just results in the same error – LordAro Dec 4 '14 at 16:36 • actually, the \pygments method doesn't seem to work either – LordAro Dec 4 '14 at 16:54 It's a disgusting way, but I got it to work: \texttt{\$}\mintinline{perl}{_[0]}

I only need it in black and white, so it looks fine.

If there's another answer that works better, I will accept that one instead

• \mintinline{perl}{\$_[0]} works fine for me. What packages are you loading? There might be some sort of conflict. – G. Poore Dec 4 '14 at 21:17
• \usepackage[style=ieee,backend=biber]{biblatex} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[margin=3cm]{geometry} \usepackage{minted} – LordAro Dec 4 '14 at 23:32
• That preamble works for me. You might add a complete minimal document that reproduces the error to your question, or open a new question specifically about the \mintinline. It would also be good to see the commands you are using for compiling, and the error message. – G. Poore Dec 5 '14 at 0:55