# [OS X TeX] TS 2.38 parenthesis matching

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Mar 29 20:10:21 CEST 2011

On Mar 29, 2011, at 10:14 AM, Peter Vamos wrote:

> Dick, thank you for a new exciting feature rich release of TeXShop.
>
> I quickly tried the new parenthesis matching features. Two observations:
> The previous method of parenthesis matching i.e. double clicking on {}()[] still works.
> The new feature doesn't work with delimited parenthesis  for inline math mode;  for display math mode and \{ \}. I think that it would be desirable behaviour to match these as well but maybe there is something i don't see here.
>
> Finally it should be noted that if the warning (beep/flash) is turned on then you can get false negatives:
> \left(some math here\right] will trigger a warning although this is syntactically correct.
>
> Peter

Howdy,

I think there are many times when delimiters won't match in a mathematical expression. E.g., Physicist often use bra-ket notation, <xxx| and |xxx> and the much used cases in maths. I get worried if escaped'' delimiters (i.e., ones that are really commands) are NOT skipped.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)