[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

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