The available tools to edit Electronic Device Description Language EDDL files feature rudimentary editors - compared to Emacs. Playing around with EDD using a editor that sucks the logic step was to sit, think and create a new major mode for Emacs. I created github.com/truschival/edd-mode.
Since EDDL shares lot of syntactic constructs with plain C it made sense to
create edd-mode based on cc-mode.A good thing for beginners, similar things have
been done before. I took
actionscript-mode.el to learn
and take what was best. The problem is EDDL has tons and tons of keywords,
adding the keywords to known
c-lang-defconst keyword-lists made everything
look the same - no gain with syntax highlighting :(.
The solution at hand was to create new font-faces for attributes, defined attribute values and classes so it got a bit more readable. Check it out and contribute!