[OS X TeX] TS 2.38 parenthesis matching

Don Green Dragon fergdc at Shaw.ca
Wed Mar 30 04:04:23 CEST 2011

Hi All,

I would like to add to Herb's comments. See below:

>> <<snip>>

>> 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.

Personally I often use expressions like [A .. B>  and [A .. B) and so forth --- with fancier angle brackets, of course --- and these expressions are not typos. So, I'm not sure what to recommend.

Don Green Dragon
fergdc at Shaw.ca

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