[OS X TeX] Feature Request Math Bracket

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Thu Mar 13 22:54:57 EDT 2008

If you are using LaTeX, I would suggest using \( ... \) and \[ ... \]  
in lieu of $ ... $ or $$ ... $$, respectively.
That really clears up the problem with matching dollar signs.

On Mar 13, 2008, at 9:56 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:

> Bracket matching has never been a problem for me. My biggest source  
> of errors are unclosed $ ... $ strings. Up until recently I was  
> using BBEdit which has an option that colors all characters between  
> the $ delimiters in green. This makes it very easy to spot the  
> problems, and I made very few of that type of error. I switched to  
> the TeXShop editor a couple of weeks ago because a bug in the BBEdit  
> syntax coloring having to do with equation environments was driving  
> me crazy. (This has been reported to the developers who can  
> reproduce it.) Now I'm once again making quite a few errors having  
> to do with the closing the $ ... $ strings. I've wished for a long  
> time that TeXShop could do the same sort of coloring as BBEdit.
> I might add that I've otherwise very pleased with the present  
> TeXShop editor. There are only two other things that I miss from  
> BBEdit. First is that BBEdit opens a source file positioned on the  
> same line as when the file was last closed. Second, the function pop- 
> up menu (equivalent to tags in TeXShop) remembers the scroll  
> position from the last time it was pulled down and automatically  
> positions itself there.
> Richard Séguin

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