For many programmers, syntax highlighting has become almost a necessity when writing code. With syntax highlighting enabled, it is easy to spot the basic syntactic typos made, identify where exactly a multi-line string ends, and quickly identify landmarks in a chunk of code (e.g. function definitions, variable names, etc.).
It is easy for the modern-day coder to take syntax highlighting for granted in his or her developer tools like Komodo IDE. However, syntax highlighted source code shared over the internet is not a given.