# [OS X TeX] FYI: BBEdit updated to 8.6, significant improvements in the TeX handling.

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed Jan 10 20:23:09 EST 2007

```On Jan 10, 2007, at 5:19 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> BBedit has been updated to version 8.6, and the TeX module received
> some (needed) attention. From the release notes:
>
> The TeX language module has been significantly enhanced, with
> folding support, improved section/subsection detection for the
> function menu, much more robust math-mode detection, and greatly
> enhanced LaTeX support. These changes resolve various reported
> bugs, as well.
>
> If you wish to place a "marker" in the function menu, you can write
> a comment of the following form:
>
> %: this is a mark
>
> This comment syntax matches that used by TeXShop.
>
> The new TeX module also includes some support for ConTeXt, in the
> form of recognition and generation of fold ranges for \startXXX...
> \stopXXX environments, and special-case support for the "mode"
> environment (we ignore the contents of the mode environment,
> because it often contains out-of-order environment start/stop
> commands which can confuse the parser).
>
> (end quote)
>
> There are more changes, but this is it for TeX. The update is free
> for 8.5 users.

I gave it a try and it really does look interesting. I just wish that
I could sync between BBEdit and the preview as I do in TeXShop. That
really is the deal breaker for me.

-- Gary